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La scala di seta: Rossini

17 March - 23 March

From £14

What do you get when you combine a secret marriage, a silken ladder, and a plot full of twists and turns?

A ‘‘hilarious, charming and beautifully performed” opera

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 whom she lives with, she uses a silken ladder (‘La scala di seta’) to sneak her husband into her room.

But when Dormont makes it clear he intends on giving Giulia’s hand to a wealthy gentlemen 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

*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

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



17 March
23 March
From £14
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