Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Liceu (2014) - Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Liceu (2014)

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Despite being whistled on the first night, the most famous opera buffa of all time won undying fame for its composer, Gioachino Rossini. He wrote it in under two weeks, using materials from the overtures to two previous operas, a technique that often enabled him to work fast. It tells of the efforts of grumpy old Bartolo to keep Rosina away from all suitors except one: himself. Bartolo is the archetype of the old world battling against modernity, here embodied by Count Almaviva, assisted by Figaro, the barber. This version by Joan Font (of Comediants) uses devices from popular and street drama that are characteristic of that company's style. In the end love triumphs over everything and everyone, as in any opera buffa. The characters and plot created by Beaumarchais in 1775 are magnificently set off by the lively, sophisticated music.

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Schedule

September 14, 2014 17:00:00

September 16, 2014 20:00:00

September 18, 2014 20:00:00

September 19, 2014 20:00:00

September 20, 2014 20:00:00

September 22, 2014 20:00:00

September 23, 2014 20:00:00

September 25, 2014 20:00:00

Casting

Juan Francisco Gatell

Bogdan Mihai

Lionel Lhote

Mario Cassi

José Fardilha

Carlos Chausson

John Relyea

Dmitry Ulyanov

Ketevan Kemoklidze

Annalisa Stroppa

Work's characters list

Il Conte d'Almaviva

Il Conte d'Almaviva

Figaro

Figaro

Il Dottor Bartolo

Il Dottor Bartolo

Basilio

Basilio

Rosina

Rosina

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