I’ve never heard this opera. All oboists know the overture, but how many know the full opera, I wonder?
On Sunday evening, December 5, at 8 PM, there will be a free student-organized production of Gioacchino Rossini’s one-act comic farce, “La Scala di Seta” in the Concert Hall of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. This opera is one of those “secret marriage” comedies with a libretto by Giuseppe Maria Foppa. The title refers to the silken ladder used by the secret spouse (Dorvil) of the heroine (Giulia) to gain access to her bedroom.
Stage direction for this production will be by Ragnar Conde. Roberto Kalb will conduct members of the Conservatory Orchestra along with vocal soloists Georgia Duan (Giulia), Michael Desnoyers (Dorvil), Emmanuel Franco (Germano), Charles Oppenheim (Blansac), Evgenia Chaverdova (Lucilla), and Alan Briones (Dormont).
I read the above here