Rossini: La scala di seta ****
Linbury Studio, 23rd October 2014
Rare – and not so rare – Rossini is rampant this autumn. While his opera seriaare celebrated by Welsh National Opera with new productions of Guillaume Tell and Mosè in Egitto, the Royal Opera keeps things light and frothy. Figaro rules the roost on the main stage, but buried in the Nibelheim of the Linbury Studio, his early comedy La scala di seta receives its first ever production in the House. It is staged as a vehicle for the Jette Parker Young Artists and they largely succeed in delivering it with a good deal of sparkle and Rossinian wit.
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