Rossini's The Barber of Seville from Geneva

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

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There may be no such thing as artistic perfection, but with The Barber of Seville, Rossini surely came as close as anyone to creating a flawless operatic comedy. It's one of the most popular operas in history, heard here in a gleaming production from Grand Theatre of Geneva.

Cast:

Conductor: Alberto Zedda

Rosina: Silvia Tro Santafé (mezzo-soprano)

Count Almaviva: Juan Francisco Gatell (tenor)

Figaro: Tassis Christoyanis (baritone)

Bartolo: Alberto Rinaldi (bass)

Don Basilio: Burak Bilgili (bass)

Fiorillo: Nicolas Carré (baritone)

Berta: Bénédicte Tauran (soprano)

Notary: Aleksandar Chaveev (baritone)

Grand Theatre Orchestra and Chorus

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