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At The Opera, Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia, March 1, 2014


The Barber of Seville is an opera buffa in two acts by Gioachino Rossini with an Italian libretto by Cesare Sterbini. The libretto was based on Pierre Beaumarchais's French comedy Le Barbier de Séville (1775). The première of Rossini's opera took place on February 20, 1816 at the Teatro Argentina, Rome.

Rossini's Barber has proven to be one of the greatest masterpieces of comedy within music, and has been described as the greatest opera buffa of them all. Even after two hundred years, its popularity on the modern opera stage attests to that greatness.

Rossini's opera recounts the first of the plays from the Figaro trilogy, by French playwright Pierre Beaumarchais, while Mozart's opera Le nozze di Figaro, composed 30 years earlier in 1786, is based on the second part of the Beaumarchais trilogy. This 1982 recording stars Thomas Allan, Agnes Baltsa and Francisco Araiza. Sir Neville Marriner conducts.

 
Saturday, March 01, 2014

Play List

8:00p
8:00p
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo - Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor; Label: Naxos; Number: 8550240 FindBUY FindBUY
8:12p
Gioacchino Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia - Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Sir Neville Marriner, conductor; Thomas Allen; Label: Polygram Records/Philips; Number: 411058-2 FindBUY FindBUY
10:00p
10:53p
George Frederic Handel: Lascia ch'io pianga" (from Rinaldo) - Academy of Ancient Music; Christopher Hogwood, conductor; Cecilia Bartoli; Label: Decca; Number: 289380-2 FindBUY FindBUY
10:58p
Mozart: La ci darem la mano (from Don Giovanni) - National Orchestra of Santa Cecilia ; Myung-Whun Chung, conductor; Cecilia Bartoli / Bryn Terfel; Label: Decca; Number: 289380-2 FindBUY FindBUY
11:00p
11:01p
Gaetano Donizetti: Una parola, o Adina ... Chiedi all'aura (from L'Elisir d'amore) - Symphony Orchestra of Milan; Richardo Chailly, conductor; Cecilia Bartoli / Luciano Pavarotti; Label: Decca; Number: 289380-2 FindBUY FindBUY
11:09p
Wagner: The Ride of the Valkyries ; Label: London/Decca; Number: 4758366 FindBUY FindBUY
11:15p
Wagner: Tannhauser, O du, mein holder Abendstern (O Star of Eve) ; Label: London/Decca; Number: 4758366 FindBUY FindBUY
11:21p
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde, Mild und leise (Liebestod) ; Label: London/Decca; Number: 4758366 FindBUY FindBUY
11:28p
Amilcare Ponchielli: La Gioconda - Cielo e mar! - Vienna Opera; Alberto Erede, conductor; Jussi Bjorling; Label: London/Decca; Number: 4758366 FindBUY FindBUY
11:33p
Puccini: Tosca, opera: Te Deum: Tre sbirri, una carrozza ; Label: London/Decca; Number: 4758366 FindBUY FindBUY
11:38p
James King: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg, opera, WWV 96: Prize Song: Morgenlich leuchtend ; James King; Label: London/Decca; Number: 4758366 FindBUY FindBUY
11:42p
Dvorak: Rusalka: O silver moon - Accademia di Santa Cecilia; Giuseppe Patane, conductor; Pilar Lorengar; Label: London/Decca; Number: 4758366 FindBUY FindBUY
11:56p
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo - Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor; Label: Naxos; Number: 8550240 FindBUY FindBUY
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