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2005 Production

La Scala di Seta

By Gioachino Rossini
Libretto by Giuseppe Maria Foppa

27 October
29 October 2005

INDEPENDENT OPERA at Sadler’s Wells’ first production, Rossini’s La Scala di Seta (The Silken Ladder), at the London Oratory School, was designed and directed by Alessandro Talevi.

Rossini’s La Scala di Seta (The Silken Ladder) was first performed in 1812, the third of the five farse (farces) which the 18-year-old Rossini composed for the Teatro San Moisè in Venice. These early gems met with considerable success in Venice and Milan and clearly display Rossini’s innate talent for musical comedy.

Conductor Orlando Jopling
Director, Set and Lighting Designer Alessandro Talevi
Costume Designer Cordelia Chisholm
Associate Lighting Designer Rachel Nicolson

Giulia Lorina Gore
Germano Franck Lopez
Dorvil Jose Aparicio
Blansac Philip Kay
Lucilla Anna Wall
Dormont David Murphy