L’Occasione fa il ladro
The Sunday Morning Concert series draws to a close with La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy and Rossini in a faithful and intimate rendition.
Comic Opera in one act (1812)
Christian Senn Don Parmenione
Sergio Gallardo Martino
Jérémy Duffau Le Comte Alberto
Nicolas Rivenq Don Eusebio
Clémence Tilquin Berenice
Pauline Sabatier Ernestina
Emmanuel Olivier direction
La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy
Sung in Italian with French and English subtitles
A breath of collegiality blows through La Grande Écurie just as surely as vaudeville pervades Opportunity Makes a Thief, a rare one-act opera by Rossini. It is all the more enjoyable as the librettist has entered into the spirit of the story with a quid pro quo based around the accidental exchange of suitcases in a country inn which gives rise to delightful confusion when bold Don Parmenione tries to masquerade as Count Alberto in the hope of marrying his betrothed, who is also disguised as a chambermaid! A team of seasoned singers of this repertoire has been formed especially for this concert version and this collaboration with Jean-Claude Malgoire should ring true historically as it swirls, leaps and falls in a manner befitting Napoleonic Italy in 1812.
Under 9 : Free ticket to collect at the control desk on the morning of the concert
Coréalisation Jeanine Roze Production / Théâtre des Champs-Elysées