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Composer: Rossini, Gioachino (1792-1868)

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BerlinIl barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)

© Monika Rittershaus
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
Maurizio Barbacini; Kirill Serebrennikov; Komische Oper Berlin; Alexej Tregubov; Chorsolisten der Komischen Oper Berlin

SwindonFrom the New World

From the New World
Rossini, Bruch, Dvořák
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Gianluca Marcianò; Sonoko Miriam Shimano Welde

High WycombeFrom the New World

From the New World
Rossini, Mozart, Dvořák
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Gianluca Marcianò; Elizabeth Sombart

ViennaIl barbiere di Siviglia

Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
Alexander Soddy; Günther Rennert; Vienna State Opera; Alfred Siercke; Rachel Frenkel; Jinxu Xiahou

GothenburgIl barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)

Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
Henrik Schaefer; David Radok; Göteborg Opera; Ivan Theimer; Ann-Kristin Jones; Ole Aleksander Bang
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Catherine Trottmann beguiles in French mélodies

Catherine Trottmann © Caroline Doutre
Trottmann used profile, posture and facial expression to bring each song to life. 
****1
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From darkness to light: Mosè in Egitto in Naples

Carmela Remigio (Elcia) and Enea Scala (Osiride) © F. Squeglia
David Pountney’s 2014 staging was revived in Naples with good singing and empathetic conducting.
****1
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Damp squibs prevent ETO's Rossini: Fireworks! from taking off

Elena Xanthoudakis © William Knight
ETO's extracts from Rossini's serious operas at the Hackney Empire lacked spark and dynamism, but saw a fine showing from Elena Xanthoudakis and Catherine Carby.
***11
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A gaudy stand-and-sing Semiramide at the Met

Angela Meade (Semiramide) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
Despite a great cast, the Metropolitan Opera's revival of Semiramide bores with tacky costumes and no direction.
**111
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Taking flight from the Scala pit

Riccardo Chailly © G. Gori | Filarmonica della Scala
A truly magnificent evening from Chailly and his Milanese orchestra.
*****
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