Il signor Bruschino ossia Il figlio per azzardo (The Accidental Son) - Opera in One Act.
Ricordi Vocal Score based on the Critical Edition.
Premiered in Venice on January 27, 1813.
In this quirky little one-act farce, Florville woos Sofia whilst impersonating her fiancé, Bruschino's, son. As Bruschino himself is an unwilling groom he aids the suit and the couple are married.
The orchestral score is notable for Rossini having the violinists tap their music stands with the backs of their bows.