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Saturday, December 6, 2014 Permalink

Met Opera: IL Barbiere Di Siviglia (Rossini)

  

In Bartlett Sher’s effervescent production of Rossini’s most popular opera, Isabel Leonard is the beautiful and feisty Rosina, who won’t be kept under lock and key. Lawrence Brownlee is her conspiring flame, Almaviva, and Christopher Maltman is the omnipotent barber, Figaro. Michele Mariotti conducts.

"Lawrence Brownlee makes a dashing Almaviva, singing with a focused, ardent tenor. Isabel Leonard is a pitch-perfect Rosina, cute but sharp clawed, dispatching Rossini's dizzying runs and ornaments with stenciled precision. Maurizio Muraro owns the role of Bartolo, his diction flawless in the rapid-fire patter arias... [Conductor Michele Mariotti] led an attentive, febrile performance from the orchestra that showed meticulous attention to small details." (New York Times)

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Playlist

1:00pm
1:15pm
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: MARRIAGE OF FIGARO: Giunse alfin il momento...Al desio, di chi t'adora K 492 BUY Drottningholm Court Theater Orchestra; Arnold Ostman, conductor Barbara Bonney, soprano
London/Decca 460571
1:24pm
Antonio Vivaldi: Violin Concerto No. 6 in Bb major Opus 12 RV 361 BUY I Musici Salvatore Accardo, violin
Philips 426951
1:38pm
Ottorino Respighi: The Fantastic Toyshop (La Boutique Fantasque) BUY Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields; Neville Marriner, conductor
Philips 420485
2:00pm
2:00pm
Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita No. 5 in G major BWV 829 BUY Angela Hewitt, piano
Hyperion 67191
2:22pm
Frederick Delius: Dance Rhapsody No. 1 BUY Welsh National Opera Orchestra; Charles Mackerras, conductor
Argo 433704
2:35pm
George Phillip Telemann: Suite for Trumpet and Strings in D major BUY English String Orchestra; William Boughton, conductor John Wallace, trumpet
Nimbus 5189
2:52pm
Arthur Sullivan: THE GONDOLIERS Overture BUY Scottish Chamber Orchestra; Alexander Faris, conductor
Nimbus 5066

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