The Barber of Seville From the Rossini Opera Festival

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

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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.

On World of Opera host Lisa Simeone presents Rossini's Barber from the 2014 Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, the composer's hometown in Italy. The stars are baritone Florian Sempey in the title role, with mezzo-soprano Chiara Amarù as Rosina and tenor Juan Francisco Gatell as Almaviva, in a production led by conductor Giacomo Sagripanti.

Rosina: Chiara Amarù (mezzo-soprano)
Count Almaviva: Juan Francisco Gatell (tenor) 
Figaro: Florian Sempey (baritone)
Bartolo: Paolo Bordogna (bass)
Don Basilio: Alex Esposito (bass)
Berta: Felicia Bongiovanni (soprano)
Ambrogio: Alberto Pancrazi (bass)

San Carlo Chorus of Pesaro 
Orchestra of the Teatro Comunale of Bologna 
Giacomo Sagripanti, conductor

Comments [2]

Kenneth Bennett Lane, Lake Hiawatha, NJ from Richard Wagner Music Drama Institute, Boonton, NJ

IL BARBIERE DI SEVIGLIA is an uncontested masterpiece that has hoisted to stardom its best performers.

The original opera house for its world premiere performances stands today next to an archaelogical site.

On Saturday, October 17,2015 at 6 PM at the New Life Expo at the N.YC. Pennsylvania Hotel, opposite Penn Railroad Sation, I shall reproese, sing, 14 selections out of the 50 I sang in 2 ALL-WAGNER 3 hour -long solo concerts in the Isaac Stern Audoitorium of Carnegie Hall

I am a Wagnerian heldentenor, director of the Richard Wagner Music Drama Institute and opera composer of two Shakespeare operas for a single protagonist heldentenor voice representing Shakespeare, which will appear on my websites in 2017., and

Aug. 29 2015 02:49 PM
andrew fiori from dorset england

very enjoyable performance.was impressed with all the singers especially gatell and bordogna.gatell was at times reminiscent of florez who i consider one of the greatest interpreters of rossini ever.

Oct. 30 2014 07:11 PM

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