Il signor Bruschino
Author(s): Music by Gioachino Rossini, text by Giuseppe Maria Foppa
Company: Rossini in Wildbad Belcanto Opera Festival
The rich Gaudenzio has promised his ward Sofia to the son of his friend Bruschino without asking. But the latter is held in an inn with a drinking debt.
Florville, Sofia's lover, unceremoniously poses as Bruschino junior. The identity theft leads to an absurd situation, because the whole world assumes that old Bruschino is denying his paternity—that is until, in the greatest confusion, the prodigal son turns up.