Opera buffa in two acts by Gioachino Rossini.
Libretto by Cesare Sterbini based on Pierre Beaumarchais's French comedy Le Barbier de Séville (1775). First performed on 20 February 1816 at the Teatro Argentina, Rome.
As part of the Figaro's Trilogy
New production in coproduction with the Welsh National Opera
Sung in Italian with English and French surtitles
Duration: approx. 3:00 (with one intermission)
Le barbier de Séville by Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais met with incredible success throughout Europe. In the late 18th century, Giovanni Paisiello used it to write an opera, which was performed first in Saint Petersburg and then in Vienna. Paisiello’s work most likely inspired Mozart to write the Nozze di Figaro. In 1815, Gioachino Rossini signed a contract to write an opera based on this same play. The premiere was a failure because Paisiello and his followers did their best to cause the audience to dislike Rossini’s work. Soon to be performed abroad (first in London), the Nozze di Figaro became a roaring success. It has remained to this date one of the world’s most performed operas.
"Be sure to write more Barbers !"
Ludwig van Beethoven to Gioachino Rossini, according to Richard Wagner’s memories.
|Musical Director||Jonathan Nott|
|Stage Director||Sam Brown|
|Stage Director Assistant||Julien Chavaz|
|Costumes Designer||Sue Blane|
|Lighting Designer||Linus Fellbom|
|Il Conte di Almaviva||Bogdan Mihai|
|Bartolo||Bruno de Simone|
|Un Ufficiale||Aleksandar Chaveev|
|Ambrogio||Peter Baekeun Cho|
|Grand Théâtre Opera Chorus |
Director Alan Woodbridge
|Orchestre de la Suisse Romande|
|*Member of The Young Artists in Residence Troupe|
Conference about the Trilogie de Figaro
Broadcast on Espace 2