Notes and Editorial Reviews
Gioacchino Rossini: L´occasione fa il ladro
Susan Patterson · Robert Gambill · Natale de Carolis · Monica Bacelli · Alessandro Corbelli · Stuart Kale
Directed for Stage by Michael Hampe
Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
Gianluigi Gelmetti, conductor
Picture Format: NTSC · 4:3 fullscreen
Sound Formats: PCM Stereo · Dolby Digital 5.1 · DTS 5.1
Subtitles: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish
Booklet Notes: English, German, French
Running Time: 98 mins
* L´occasione fa il ladro is one of the five one-act operas - farsa giocosa - in which the teenage Rossini first demonstrated his operatic genius and in musical terms is by far the most riotous one.
* This sparkling production continues the Rossini one-act opera series emerging from the Schwetzingen Festival.
* A lively performance, a light musical touch and a fast-paced directing style bring to life the innovative elements of Rossini’s youthful work.
* It was realised to perfection in the small, jewel-like Rococo Theatre of Schwetzingen Palace. The stage is small and the production transfers to the small screen perfectly.