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Rossini's Revenge

The first of three new 'Barber of Seville' productions
marking the opera's bicentenary,
reviewed by GIUSEPPE PENNISI

 

Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini is one of the four major musical comedies of the period between the end of the seventeenth and the beginning of the eighteenth century. It shares this privilege with Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and Verdi's Falstaff. A common feature of the four operas is that they are perfect and do not need any innovative stage direction: it is sufficient to follow the libretto, the score and the authors' staging instructions.

Il Barbiere was premiered in Rome on 20 February 1816 at the Teatro Argentina...

Copyright © 16 February 2016 Giuseppe Pennisi,
Rome, Italy

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GIOACCHINO ROSSINI

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE

TEATRO DELL'OPERA

ROME

ITALY

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