Notes & Reviews:
Rossini's sparkling La scala di seta of 1812 weaves a burlesque tale of gentlemen climbing in and out of a lady's bedchamber on a silken ladder. Damiano Michieletto's modern-day production from the Rossini Festival in Pesaro sets the action in the two-room apartment of the heroine Giulia, sung with 'wonderful suppleness' (Opernwelt) by Olga Peretyatko. The production also features a spectacular grand aria for Blansac (Carlo Lepore) extraneous to the work. Leading a young and spirited cast of Rossini specialists is maestro Claudio Scimone, a key figure in the international Rossini Renaissance. 'Paolo Bordogna is one of Italy's finest comic singer/actors. He played the part of Germano, the servant who Dormont has engaged to keep an eye on Giulia. Every Bordogna movement is a musical delight. His diction is wonderfully clean and meaningful. He knows about taking farce seriously in order to deliver it. His aria - Amore dolciamente - had the merest hint of irony - just the kind of subtlety the composer requires.' - Seen & Heard InternationalNotes & Reviews:
Run Time: 127 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9 HD anamorphic, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM 2.0, DTS Surround, DTS Stereo
Subtitles: Italian, English, German, French
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
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Works DetailsRossini, Gioachino : La scala di seta (The Silken Ladder), opera
- Performers: José Zapata; Daniele Zanfardino; Olga Peretyatko; Anna Malavasi; Carlo Lepore; Paolo Bordogna
- Conductor: Claudio Scimone
- Ensemble: Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento
- Running Time: 105 min. sec.
- Period Time: Romantic
- Written: 1812