Rossini: La Scala Di Seta
Format: COMPACT DISC
Ascheri, Gianluca; Di Lieto, Eugenio; Burnens, Remy; Cracow Philharmonic Orchestra; Pérez-Sierra, José Miguel; Sill, Meagan; Urru, Claudia; Franco, Emmanuel; Angelini, Michele
Gioachino Rossini was only 20 when he was commissioned to compose La scala di seta. It is one of four farsa comica operas which fed popular demand for this genre in Venice in the early 19th century and was wildly successful with its original audiences. Assisted by the silken ladder of the title, the diverting romantic intrigues of the narrative revolve around secretive assignations and obtuse misunderstandings, by no means helped by the presence of the slow-witted manservant Germano, in one of Rossini’s most successful comedies.