Barbiere di Siviglia by Gioachino Rossini ARENA DI VERONA FESTIVAL LIRICO 2018
BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA (Opera in 2 acts - Music by G. Rossini - Libretto by C. Sterbini)
The Barbiere di Siviglia is a two-acts opera composed by the Italian Gioachino Rossini and with Cesare Sterbini's libretto.
The plot's subject was resumed by the comedy "Almaviva, o sia l'inutile precauzione" by Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, that was inspired during a trip in Spain and who wrote it in year 1775.
The opera was composed for the first time in year 1782 by the Italian Giovanni Paisiello, whose opera reached a great succes among the audience.
Only ten years after the Duke Francesco Sforza Cesarini, the producer of Argentina Theater in Rome, commissioned a new version of Paisiello's opera to the young Rossini. Sforza Cesarini was
sure, that the story would not have come up against the papal censorship.
Gioachino Rossini's version became the beloved one and the most known among the audience, even though the first performance in Argentina theater was rejected especially from Paisiello's supporters.
During 2018 Lyrical Season in Arena Il Barbiere di Siviglia will be back on the stage with 2007 Hugo de Ana settings. Purchase the tickets for 2018 Opera and for any questions or in order to buy reduced price tickets, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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