Il Barbiere di Siviglia
(Almaviva, ossia l'inutile precauzione)
Comic drama in two acts
Libretto di Cesare Sterbini
Composed in just over two months, Il Barbiere di Siviglia is considered Gioachino Rossini’s masterpiece. The first performance took place in Rome in February 1816 and it was probably due to the short time available that the now consolidated comedy by Beaumarchais was chosen as the subject, which at the time had already been set to music six times. In this work Rossini often makes use of musical material already used in other works, for example his famous symphony was written first for Aureliano in Palmyra and then also present in Elizabeth, Queen of England. The Barber of Seville was not immediately appreciated by the public, but in a short time it became a symbol of the comic opera and the Rossini style.
The story sees the succession of comedians found by Figaro, the city’s barber and factotum, to allow Rosina and the Count of Almaviva to get married in spite of the will of Don Bartolo, the girl’s tutor.
October 17th 2021 at 6pm
October 19th 2021 at 8pm
October 21th 2021 at 6pm
October 23th 2021 at 8pm
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Italian composer born in Pesaro in 1792 and died in Paris in 1868.
His activity has ranged through various musical genres but he is remembered above all for the compositions of operas including Il Barbiere di Siviglia, L’Italiana in Algeri, La Cenerentola.
Considered one of the greatest opera players in the history of music for earliness and speed of composition, he is also known as the Pesaro Swan.