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Rossini: La scala di seta DVD (Rossini Opera Festival)

The Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, the composer’s birthplace, is internationally renowned for its innovative stagings and musically impeccable productions. This colourful and exuberant production was staged by Daminano Michieletto, “one of the truly new voices in stage direction today” (L’Unita). Michieletto made his international debut at the Wexford Opera Festival in 2003 with a highly-acclaimed production of Weinberger’s Svanda Dudák, named Opera Production of the Year by the Irish Times. Claudio Scimone, a key figure in the international Rossini Renaissance, conducts the Orchestra di Bolzano e Trento and leads a cast of Rossini specialists including Daniele Zanfardino, Olga Peretyatko and Anna Malavasi.

Composer: Gioachino Rossini
Dormont: Daniele Zanfardino
Giulia: Olga Peretyatko
Lucilla: Anna Malavasi 
Dorvil: José Manuel Zapata
Blansac: Carlo Lepore
Germano: Paolo Bordogna

Rossini Opera Festival, Pesaro
Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento 
Conductor: Claudio Scimone
Director: Damiano Michieletto
Set and Costumes: Paolo Fantin 
Lighting: Alessandro Carletti
Fortepiano: Gianni Fabrini

Plus: Cast Gallery / The Making of La scala di seta

Picture: 16:9
Sound: 2.0 PCM Stereo/ DTS 5.1
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/IT
Region code: All regions
Format: NTSC
Running time: 105+22 mins 
Year: 2009