La scala di seta: Rossini
Saturday 23 March 2024, 3.00pm
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 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
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
£14 (Under 26s and Students) + £1 Booking Fee
£26.50 + £1 Booking Fee
Matinee performances (starting at 3pm) include a 20-minute interval and will end at approximately 5pm.
Evening performances (starting at 7.30pm) include a 20-minute interval and will end at approximately 9.30pm.
Cast & Creatives
Henry Strutt Dormont
Jessica Hopkins Giulia
Charlotte Baker Lucilla
Yihui Wang Dorvil
Adam Jarman Blansac
Ishay Ravina Germano
Brennan Alleyne Dormont
Maeve Herd Giulia
Rosa Sparks Lucilla
Liam Forrest Dorvil
William Jowett Blansac
Matthew Secombe Germano