Love is portrayed as a cliché in the double bill La scala di seta/Il signor Bruschino by bel canto grandmaster Gioacchino Rossini. In La scala di seta, Dorvil is secretly married to Giulia and climbs a silk ladder every night to see his bride. But Giulia's guardian has other ideas for her future and tries to marry her off. This causes comic twists. In Il signor Bruschino, Florville uses cunning schemes to get his beloved Sofia married to him and not Mr. Bruschino junior, who Sofia's guardian has in mind as her marriage partner.
- Italian sung with Dutch and English surtitles.