La Scala di seta

La Scala di seta by Gioachino Rossini, one his lesser-known works, belongs firmly to his early Italian years, and indeed is a key work in his development, even if it is only more recently that its jewel-like qualities have come to be fully appreciated. A fast-moving comedy, its title translates as ‘The Silken Ladder’ – in this case, a stairway to the heaven of various nocturnal rendezvous.
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