Rossini: The Barber of Seville

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Royal Theater in Turin, Italy

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For the final World of Opera of 2013, host Lisa Simeone takes us to the Royal Theater in Turin where Antonino Siragusa, starring as Count Almaviva, vies for the attention of Laura Polverelli's Rosina in this vibrant representation of Rossini's The Barber of Seville.

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.


Rosina: Laura Polverelli (mezzo-soprano)

Count Almaviva: Antonino Siragusa (tenor)

Figaro: Vito Priante (bass-baritone)

Dr. Batolo: Paolo Bordogna (baritone)

Don Basilio: Nicola Ulivieri (bass-baritone)

Fiorello: Ryan Milstead (baritone)

Berta: Giovanna Donadini (soprano)

Teatro Regio Orchestra and Chorus

Conductor: Alessandro De Marchi