Sunday, 13 September 2015

Opera at Teatro Cesare Caporale, Panicale

We went to the last of the Pan Opera  Festival shows last night. 'La Cambiale di Matrimonio' is a musical farce with libretto by Gaetano Rossi and music by Gioachino Rossini. It was a wonderful production with a very good orchestra of ten plus conductor and an experienced and wholly entertaining cast.

The story line, very briefly, tells of a merchant who sees the opportunity to sell his daughter to a man from the new world, but the daughter already has her eyes on someone else who unfortunately has no money. There is much confusion over the contract letter but eventually the man from Canada gives up the contract in favour of the poorer man and makes him his heir. All are happy ever after!

The theatre is very small and has an orchestra pit which held all members but somewhat inconveniently for some. We sat in the front row of the stalls, foregoing the 'old codger' experience this time.

Once again, during interval there was the opportunity to purchase a locally and specially made pottery plate as a souvenir, this plate held a pannacotta and berries which was very much enjoyed.

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