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Work: Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)

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ComposerRossini, Gioachino (1792-1868)
PeriodRomantic
LibrettistCesare Sterbini
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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New York CityIl barbiere di Siviglia

Met Opera
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
Giacomo Sagripanti; Bartlett Sher; Metropolitan Opera; Michael Yeargan; Catherine Zuber; Lawrence Brownlee; Pretty Yende

ZürichIl barbiere di Siviglia

© Herwig Prammer
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
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 (The Barber of Seville)
Elisa Gogou; Kirill Serebrennikov; Komische Oper Berlin; Alexej Tregubov; Ilya Shagalov

ViennaIl barbiere di Siviglia

Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
Stefano Montanari; Günther Rennert; Vienna State Opera; Alfred Siercke; Kate Lindsey; Cyrille Dubois

StockholmIl barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)

Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
Julien Salemkour; Knut Hendriksen; Royal Swedish Opera; Per A Jonsson; Dara Savinova; Jens Persson
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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. 

Intrigue, disguise and the damnation of ageing

Dean Murphy (Figaro) and Sinead O'Kelly (Rosina) © Herwig Prammer
The renowned IOS is geared to young singers of fine merit and talent. It recently premiered a new production of Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia near Zurich.
***11
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