Arizona Opera's 'The Barber of Seville',
appreciated by MARIA NOCKIN
The story of Gioachino Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia ('The Barber of Seville') is based on Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais' 1775 play, Le barbier de Séville. It is the first play of a trilogy that includes La folle journée ou Le mariage de Figaro, which was made into the opera Le nozze di Figaro by Mozart, and La mère coupable, which was set by Corigliano as The Ghosts of Versailles. Over the years, various composers of operas and singspiels have used it as the basis of their compositions. Ludwig Benda and Johann André wrote music to it in 1776. Johann Elsperger based a singspiel on it in 1780...
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