Il Barbiere di Siviglia
di Gioachino Rossini
“Il Barbiere di Siviglia”, originally called “Almaviva, o sia l’inutile precauzione”, has proven to be one of the greatest masterpieces of Italian comic opera.
Rossini composed this opera in 1816 in just twenty days, and, almost as if he were playing a trick on his critics, (and in particular his colleague Paisiello, who had worked on the same libretto some years earlier), the première was a total flop. The second performance, however, met a totally different fate, and was a roaring success, and now Il Barbiere di Siviglia is one of the most beloved operas in the world.
The story of a prank planned by Figaro on old Bartolo contains some of the most famous arias of operatic repertoire: the Sinfonia, Figaro’s aria Largo al Factotum and Rosina’s aria, Una voce poca fa.
conductor DANIELE AGIMAN
directior ALDO TARABELLA
set and costume designer LEILA FTEITA
light designer STEFANO GORRERI