Gioachino Rossini

Il Barbiere di Siviglia


Text by: Cesare Sterbini

Composed in less than two months, The Barber of Seville is considered Gioachino Rossini’s masterpiece. The opera was first performed in Rome in February 1816 and it was probably because of the little time available that the well-known work by Beaumarchais was chosen, which in those years had already been set to music six times. In this opera, Rossini often includes music already used in other works, for example his famous symphony was first written for L’Aureliano in Palmira and was then used in Elisabetta, regina d’Inghilterra. The Barber of Seville did not impress the public straightaway, but in a short time it became a symbol of opera buffa (comic opera) and Rossini’s style.

The story narrates the comical ideas of Figaro, the barber and factotum of the town, to enable Rosina and Count Almaviva to marry, despite this going against the wishes of Don Bartolo, Rosina’s guardian. 

New TCBO production

17 | 20 | 24 | 26 | 28 March  2019

Event concluded

PRESENTING PARTNER:

CONDUCTOR

SUN | 17 | MAR | Turno Prima | H: 20.00
WED | 20 | MAR | Turno A | H: 20.00
SUN | 24 | MAR | Turno D | H: 15.30
TUE | 26 | MAR | Turno B | H: 20.00
THU | 28 | MAR | Turno P | H: 18.00

cast

CONTE D’ALMAVIVA

17 | 20

CONTE D’ALMAVIVA

24 | 26 | 28

ROSINA

17 | 24 | 26 | 28

ROSINA

20

FIGARO

17 | 20

FIGARO

24 | 26 | 28

FIORELLO

Nicolò Ceriani

UN UFFICIALE

Sandro Pucci

AMBROGIO

Massimiliano Mastroeni

COMPOSER

Gioachino Rossini was an Italian composer, who was born in Pesaro in 1792 and died in Paris in 1868.
His works include a variety of musical genres, but he is remembered above all for his operas including The Barber of Seville, The Italian Girl in Algiers and Cinderella.

Considered as one of the greatest opera composers in the history of music, because of his precocious, quick approach to composing, Rossini is also known as the Swan of Pesaro

STAGE DESIGN

MANUELA GASPERONI

COSTUME DESIGN

STEFANIA SCARAGGI

LUCI

DANIELE NALDI

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

ANGELO SMIMMO

 

CHOIR CONDUCTOR

ALBERTO MALAZZI