La scala di seta: Rossini at Royal Northern College of Music

La scala di seta: Rossini
Royal Northern College of Music
17th March 2024 – 23rd March 2024

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La scala di seta: Rossini at RNCM
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What do you get when you combine a secret marriage, a silken ladder, and a plot full of twists and turns?

Rossini’s one-act opera La scala di seta is a lively blend of humour and romance. The young and amorous Giulia is secretly wedded to her lover Dorvil. Unbeknownst to her guardian Dormont with whom she lives, she uses a silken ladder (‘La scala di seta’) to sneak her husband into her room.

But when Dormont makes it clear he intends to give Giulia’s hand to a wealthy gentleman named Blansac, Giulia must come up with a clever scheme to divert his affections.

A comedic story of seduction and would-be lovers, Rossini’s playful score brings all the brilliance and wit you’d expect from his signature style.

Get ready for an evening of musical merriment that promises to deliver unforgettable melodies and uproarious entertainment.

Wyn Davies
, Matteo Dal Maso* conductors
Robert Chevara director
Jess Curtis designer
Jessie Addinall lighting designer

*Saturday 23 March only

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

Red Cast performances: Sunday 17 March; Thursday 21 March 2024
Blue Cast performances: Tuesday 19 March; Saturday 23 March

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