ROSSINI, G.: Barbiere di Siviglia (Il) (La Fenice, 2008)

ROSSINI, G.: Barbiere di Siviglia (Il) (La Fenice, 2008)


 

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- (Disc 1)
Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)

Festival: La Fenice Festival
Venue: Teatro La Fenice, Venice
Playing Time: 02:34:44
Catalogue Number: 33597
UPC: 8007144335977

Libretto

Throughout the nineteenth century Il Barbiere di Siviglia was, with La Cenerentola, the most frequently performed Rossini opera. With the passing of time, however, it clearly outdid its sister opera, becoming the very symbol of Rossinian comedy. From a purely a musical point of view, Il Barbiere di Siviglia is a comedy which, though it does not deny space for gags and fun, stands clearly apart from the open, overwhelming comic manner, all based on nonsense and mischievous equivocation, of an opera like L'Italiana in Algeri. Il Barbiere di Siviglia is, in contrast, a realistic opera par excellence.

This Il Barbiere di Siviglia performance restores to perfection the setting of an early 19th-century Italian theatre. Singers then entertained the audience with humour that was direct and catchy; and in this production humour again triumphs, making of this production a truly entertaining experience.

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