Il signor Bruschino


Rossini Il signor Bruschino opera to a libretto by Giuseppe Maria Foppa. Performed 2012 by the Teatro Sotterraneo collective at the Rossini Opera Festival, Pesaro. Stars  Roberto De Candia (Bruschino Senior), Francisco Brito (Bruschino Junior/Police Officer), Carlo Lepore, (Gaudenzio), Maria Aleida (Sofia), David Alegret (Florville), Andrea Vincenzo Bonsignore (Filiberto), and Chiara Amarù (Marianna). Daniele Rustioni conducts the Orchestra Sinfonica G. Rossini (Répétitieur and Fortepiano by Carmen Santoro). Set and costume designs by the Accademia di Belle Arti di Urbino; lighting by Roberto Cafaggini; directed for video and TV by Tiziano Mancini. Released 2015, Blu-ray disc has 5.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: NA

This 90-minute, one-act, operatic farce, composed by Rossini at age 21, stresses comic acting more than expert singing. Staging this kind of thing is exactly what the Pesaro Rossini Opera Festival and the Teatro Sotterraneo are all about. Per ArkivMusic, there are 2 CDs and 1 DVD of this, so subject title is the world premiere in HD video. This must be pretty good for Opus Arte to offer it.  Show Il signor Bruschino in your HT first, take a long break for more wine, and then show Don Pasquale.

If you have any doubts, this short clip might make a believer of you: