Music and Vision homepage Natalie Artemas-Polak - classical CD and book reviews, liner and programme notes, articles and lectures: CLICK TO CONTACT

 

Ensemble

Simply Exquisite

Rossini's 'The Barber of Seville'
at San Diego Opera,
enjoyed by MARIA NOCKIN

 

Cesare Sterbino's libretto for Gioachino Rossini's The Barber of Seville was taken from Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais' play Le Barbier de Séville ou la Précaution Inutile. Originally conceived as a comic opera, it was rejected by the Comédie-Italienne in 1772. As a result the playwright revised it so that it became a play with music, but it still gave the censors problems and could not be performed for the next three years. A work in which the servant outwitted his noble patron was not easy to get onstage in France at that time...

Copyright © 26 April 2012 Maria Nockin,
Arizona USA

-------

GIOACCHINO ROSSINI

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE

SAN DIEGO OPERA

ITALY

SPAIN

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

 << M&V home       Concert reviews        Boris Godunov >>

 

Ask Alice - Fridays at M&V