L' Occasione fa il ladro
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L'occasione fa il ladro, ossia Il cambio della valigia (Opportunity Makes a Thief, or The Exchanged Suitcase) is an opera (burletta per musica or farsa) in one act by Gioachino Rossini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Prividali, based on Le prétendu sans le savoir, ou L'occasion fait le larron, a play by Eugène Scribe.Read more on Wikipedia
L'occasione fa il ladro was first performed at the Teatro San Moisè, Venice, on 24 November 1812. Of the five one-act operas that he wrote for the theatre, this was the one performed most often during the composer's lifetime, but, as with most of his operas, it was neglected after his death. There was, however, a revival at Pesaro in 1892, with Alessandro Bonci.