In collaboration with the Rossini Opera Festival and on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the death of Gioacchino Rossini, tonight at 8.00 pm The Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles presents La scala di seta (2009, 105 min), the first outdoor screening of Rossini under the stars. It is a comic farce in a single act composed in 1812 centered on the burlesque events of a gentleman who enters and leaves the bedroom of his beloved thanks to a silk staircase. The projected version is a modern production presented at the Rossini Opera Festival in 2009 directed by Damiano Michieletto. The screening will be preceded by an inaugural toast and celebrating the Rossini anniversary.
The series continues during the month of August with two other events: on August 16 at 20 will be screened Il Signor Bruschino (2012, 96 min), playful farce composed in 1813 and transported in a theme park of our day, complete with popcorn and balloncini, directed by the Florentine collective Teatro Sotterraneo.
On 23 August at 8 pm, La cambiale di matrimonio (2006, 83 min), the first opera by Rossini to be staged, composed in 1810, will be presented; The story takes place in the living room of the rich merchant Tobia Mill who tries to combine business and pleasure by forcing his daughter to marry in spite of herself, and behind the signing of a "marriage bill", her rich colonial correspondent in America.