La cambiale di matrimonio was staged for the first time at the San Mos theatre in Venice on 3rd November 1810 to fill in a void left by another composer’s desertion. The success of this opera earned the then eighteen-year-old Rossini the commission of an opera buffa for Bologna’s Teatro del Corso. Created by Luigi Squarzina and revived by Giovanno Scandella with scenes and costumes by Giovanni Agostinacci this Pesaro production features two well-established singers Dsire Rancatore and Saimir Pirgu who are joined by three promising young singers whose voices have blossomed in Pesaro in recent years: Fabio Maria Capitanucci Enrico Maria Marabelli and Mira Gortsevskaya. Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli conducts the Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento.
28 January 2008
Paolo Bordogna, Désirée Rancatore, Saimir Pirgu, Fabio Capitanucci, Enrico Marabelli