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ComposerRossini, Gioachino (1792-1868)
PeriodRomantic
LibrettistCesare Sterbini
Year1816
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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ZürichIl barbiere di Siviglia

© Herwig Prammer
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia
George Petrou; Johannes Pölzgutter; Zurich Opera; Aigul Akhmetshina; Alasdair Kent; Konstantin Shushakov; Dean Murphy

BerlinIl barbiere di Siviglia

© Monika Rittershaus
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia
Elisa Gogou; Kirill Serebrennikov; Komische Oper Berlin; Alexej Tregubov; Ilya Shagalov

DresdenIl barbiere di Siviglia / The Barber of Seville

Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia
Alessandro De Marchi; Grischa Asagaroff; Dresden State Opera; Luigi Perego; Štěpánka Pučálková; Daniel Umbelino

BerlinIl barbiere di Siviglia

Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia
Daniel Carter; Katharina Thalbach; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Momme Röhrbein; Guido Maria Kretschmer; Aigul Akhmetshina; Annalisa Stroppa

ViennaIl barbiere di Siviglia

Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia
Stefano Montanari; Günther Rennert; Vienna State Opera; Alfred Siercke; Kate Lindsey; Cyrille Dubois
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Damiano Michieletto's youthful Barbiere returns to Florence

Ruzil Gatin (Almaviva), Carlo Lepore (Bartolo) and Vasilisa Berzhanskaya (Rosina) © Michele Monasta
Three Russian singers star in a revival of the Italian director's academy production from 2003. 
***11
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Curtis Opera Theatre does Barbiere... and Rossini wins

Sage DeAgro-Ruopp (Rosina) and Charles Buttigieg (Fiagro) © Cory Weaver
In Barbiere, the humor is constantly in the music So this staging was best when the director didn't impose anything but followed and respected the text and especially the music.
***11
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JPYA unite for a golden afternoon at Covent Garden

Il barbiere di Siviglia; Dominic Sedgwick (Figaro) © ROH 2019 | Clive Barda
The young singers spin any raw material into opera gold, sending the audience home as uplifted as if they’d just glugged a bellyful of Pimm’s.
****1
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Laughter returns to Seville: a sparkling Barbiere revival

Hera Hyesang Park (Rosina) and Andrey Zhilikhovsky (Figaro) © Robert Workman
Cast changes and a revival director who sharpens up the action make all the difference to this revival of Rossini's *Barber of Seville* in Glyndebourne's opening weekend. 
****1
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Il barbiere di Siviglia: Flórez triumphs as Almaviva in Vienna

Juan Diego Flórez (Count Almaviva) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
A solid cast led by Juan Diego Flórez revives Günther Rennert’s production, which still amuses after more than 400 performances.