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Host Sean Bianco brings you a full-length opera featuring great voices from the past and present followed by “Opera Potpourri.”
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.
Cast:Count Almaviva - Jerry HadleyRosina - Susanne MentzerFigaro - Thomas HampsonBasilio - Samuel Ramey
Gianluigi Geimetti - conductor
EMI - 1993