MSU Opera Theatre presents two one-act Italian operas and lots of laughs

Mar 02, 2019 797

The MSU Opera Theatre presents two comedic one-act operas to round out its 2018-2019 season. Gioacchino Rossini’s La Scala di Seta and Giacomo Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi will present hilarious stories of thwarted lovers and dysfunctional family affairs.

La Scala di Seta tells the story of a young couple, married in secret, who see each other every night when the young maiden, Giulia, lowers a silken ladder from her window. Her teacher and guardian, Dormont, wishes her to marry another man, Blansac, coincidentally the best friend of her husband. Hilarity ensues when Giulia attempts to fix up Blansac with her cousin Lucilla instead, but in the end everyone is happy – except Dormont.

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