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At The Opera, Rossini: The Barber of Seville, April 21, 2018


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 (under the title Almaviva, o sia L'inutile precauzione) 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 opera buffa of all "opere buffe". After two hundred years, it remains a popular work.


Figaro- Thomas Allen

Rosina – Agnes Baltsa

Count Almaviva – Francisco Araiza

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

Sir Neville Marriner – conductor

Philips CD - 1982


8:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:13 p.m.
Gioacchino Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia BUY Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Sir Neville Marriner, conductor Thomas Allen
Polygram Records/Philips 411058-2
10:00 p.m.
10:58 p.m.
Verdi: Great Opera at the MET La Traviata excerpts BUY ; various, conductor
11:00 p.m.
11:29 p.m.
RICHARD WAGNER: Die Walkure, Act 3 BUY Wiener Philharmoniker; Sir Georg Solti, conductor

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