Raucous Rossini Presents La Scala Di Seta

Raucous Rossini return to their spiritual home, CCA Glasgow, with their production of La Scala di Seta, Rossini's most famous one-act opera!

Raucous Rossini Presents La Scala Di Seta

About Raucous Rossini Presents La Scala Di Seta

29th June 2018
8.15pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow
350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow City Centre G2 3JD
£14 / £5
Visit the event website here
Facebook information can be found here

Raucous Rossini is a vibrant young professional opera company based in Glasgow. For the last four years Raucous Rossini have toured around Scotland, England, and Italy, performing to thousands of people every year. Raucous Rossini have specialised in Rossini one act comedy operas.

Raucous Rossini will this year complete their initial five year ambition of staging the five one act operas that Rossini wrote for the Teatro San Moise in Venice at the start of his career. The next one act opera by Rossini will be his most well known, La Scala di Seta, and they are delighted to be returning to the CCA, their spiritual home. Once again the singers will be accompanied by their sparkling orchestra, and we are delighted to announce that Jeanne Pansard-Besson, who recently was Assistant Director for Scottish Opera's La Traviata, will be joining us as our director.

La Scala di Seta - Synopsis:

Dormont is the teacher and guardian of the beautiful Giulia, and he is determined that she will marry Blansac despite her continual rejection of his advances. The fact is that Giulia is already married to Blansac’s friend Dorvil, who every night is able to exercise his conjugal rights because Giulia lowers a ladder made of silk down to him from her bedroom window. The opera opens in the morning. Owing to the attentions of Giulia’s cousin Lucilla, and the family servant, Germano, Dorvil has great difficulty making his escape by his usual method. Blansac is due to arrive at any minute in his quest to win Giulia’s love, but she has devised a scheme to divert his amorous attentions towards her cousin, who would make an excellent wife for him.

Giulia intends to bring Lucilla and Blansac together, and persuades Germano to spy on them from a secret hiding place to see how the relationship develops. Blansac arrives with his good friend Dorvil, who desperately tries to persuade him that Giulia is not looking for a husband. Unfortunately this only has the effect of making Blansac more determined, and more confident of success. He suggests that Dorvil might care to hide and see how successfully he is able to woo Giulia. Consequently, when Giulia enters, her meeting with Blansac is being overhead by both Germano and by her husband. Giulia decides to probe Blansac to see if he would make a good and faithful husband for her cousin. Her questioning deceives all of the men listening into thinking that she is genuinely interested in Blansac. Dorvil emerges from hiding and storms off in fury, much to Germano’s surprise, who also shows himself. In the midst of all the confusion and noise Lucilla enters and Blansac suddenly notices what a fine looking young woman she is. Decidedly prettier than her cousin Giulia.

It is now late evening. Giulia is desperate for Dorvil to arrive so that she can explain the reason why she was questioning Blansac so closely about marriage. Once again the servant Germano is on hand and realizes that his mistress has an assignation. He can only assume that it is with Blansac, and decides to hide once more and see what happens. Unfortunately he is unable to keep his secret to himself and he lets Lucilla in on it. She is distressed to learn that Blansac, who she now loves dearly, is meeting Giulia and she also determines to find a hiding place in Giulia’s bedroom to observe proceedings.There is general surprise and joyful amazement when it is Dorvil who climbs into the bedroom, followed closely by his friend who is intent on using the silken ladder to further his wooing, not of Giulia, but Lucilla. Everyone scatters when Dormont, who has been woken by all the noise, enters in his nightshirt. Seeing the way that everything has turned out for the best, he quickly forgives the couples for their underhand behavior and all ends in general rejoicing.

CAST

Conductor - Maximilian Fane
Director - Jeanne Pansard-Besson
Concert Master - Cillian O'Breacháin

Giulia - Yara Zeitoun
Lucila - Fiona Joice
Dorvil - Samuel Jenkins
Blansac - Colin Murray
Germano - Jonathan Forbes Kennedy
Dormont - Xavier Hetherington

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Raucous Rossini Presents La Scala Di Seta are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

Other Events at Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow

Southern Exposure presents: Heavenly Creatures (18) - POSTPONED

Southern Exposure presents: Heavenly Creatures (18) - POSTPONED

28th June 2018
Southern Exposure is an on-going New Zealand cinema series held at CCA Glasgow, join them on June 28th for their screening of Peter Jackson's Heavenly Creatures!
The Unsettled Dust - Asian Short Film Festival

The Unsettled Dust - Asian Short Film Festival

1st July 2018
The Asian Short Film Festival at CCA Glasgow gathers works from 13 artists and filmmakers from various parts of Asia, including China, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore and South Korea.

Theatre Events you might like...

Nights on Broadway - The Bee Gees Story
Nights on Broadway - The Bee Gees Story
24th June 2018
Theatre Royal Glasgow, Glasgow City Centre
The Bee Gees Story - Nights On Broadway present a tribute to the Bee Gees through a fantastic performance, catch it at the Theatre Royal Glasgow!
Agatha Christie’s Love From A Stranger
Agatha Christie’s Love From A Stranger
26th Jun 2018 - 30th Jun 2018
Theatre Royal Glasgow, Glasgow City Centre
The edge-of-your-seat, rarely seen thriller, Love From A Stranger comes to the Theatre Royal Glasgow this Summer!
The Band
The Band
26th Jun 2018 - 7th Jul 2018
Kings Theatre Glasgow, Glasgow City Centre
Brand new British musical, The Band, featuring the songs of Take That comes to the King's Theatre Glasgow in 2018!

Music Events you might like...

Glasgow Mela
Glasgow Mela
24th June 2018
Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow West End
The Glasgow Mela, Scotland's biggest multi-cultural festival of music, dance, arts and food, takes place on Sunday 24th June in Kelvingrove Park!
Queen Margaret Drive Street Festival
Queen Margaret Drive Street Festival
24th June 2018
Glasgow West End
Calling children, families and residents! Queen Margaret Drive Community invites you for The Great Street Play and The Big Lunch in a closing celebration of the West End Festival!
West End Festival All Dayer
West End Festival All Dayer
24th June 2018
Oran Mor, Glasgow West End
Òran Mór's West End Festival All Dayer is back for it’s 7th year on Sunday 24th June and they have another great line-up in store!

Nights Out Events you might like...

West End Festival All Dayer
West End Festival All Dayer
24th June 2018
Oran Mor, Glasgow West End
Òran Mór's West End Festival All Dayer is back for it’s 7th year on Sunday 24th June and they have another great line-up in store!
Katy Perry: WITNESS: The Tour
Katy Perry: WITNESS: The Tour
24th June 2018
The SSE Hydro, Glasgow City Centre
Katy Perry brings her blockbuster tour, WITNESS, to Glasgow's SSE Hydro on Sunday 24 June 2018!
Nights on Broadway - The Bee Gees Story
Nights on Broadway - The Bee Gees Story
24th June 2018
Theatre Royal Glasgow, Glasgow City Centre
The Bee Gees Story - Nights On Broadway present a tribute to the Bee Gees through a fantastic performance, catch it at the Theatre Royal Glasgow!

Find other events in Glasgow

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

Glasgow Mela
The Glasgow Mela, Scotland's biggest multi-cultural festival of music, dance, arts and food, takes place on Sunday 24th June in Kelvingrove Park!
Riverside Museum Summer Beach
Glasgow's only beach is back once again for the summer holidays - grab your bucket and spade for lots of sandy fun at Riverside Museum!
Summer Nights at the Bandstand
The Summer Nights at the Bandstand festival returns to Kelvingrove Park in July and August and includes performances from Van Morrison, Bryan Ferry, Pretenders and Jimmy Cliff!
Big Feed Street Food Social
Enjoy the best of Scotland's street food at the Big Feed Street Food Social, Glasgow's indoor, fully licensed street food market!
Fiesta x FOLD
The 2018 edition of Fiesta x FOLD at Kelvingrove Park will be bigger & better than ever before featuring Earth, Wind & Fire, Nile Rodgers & Chic, The Pointer Sisters and many more!

Advertise With Us

Advertise With Us

Looking to reach new customers? We offer a variety of advertising options with prices starting from just £30 per month!

Click here to find out more »