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The Barber of Seville: Paris Opera

Paris, Opéra Bastille — Main Auditorium

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About the Event

Damiano Michieletto made his directing debut at the Paris Opera with this production of Rossini's ever‐popular 'Barber of Seville'. Marianne Crebassa and Andrzej Filończyk perform the starring roles in this dynamic and turbulent staging.

This is undoubtedly the most famous opera buffa in the history of music and an eternal source of delight. Rossini composed it in just a few weeks, borrowing the overture and certain airs from his own serious and comic works. All of the remarkable ensembles, however, are original. In the finale of the first act, Rossini combines multiple styles and interlinks duos, trios, quintets and sextets with stupefying virtuosity. Il barbiere di Siviglia was also one of the first operatic triumphs in Europe.

Performed in Italian, with surtitles in English and French.

Cast / Production

Conductor, Roberto Abbado
Stage Director, Damiano Michieletto
Sets, Paolo Fantin
Costumes, Silvia Aymonino
Lighting, Fabio Barettin

Il Conte d’Almaviva: René Barbera
Bartolo: Renato Girolami
Rosina: Marianne Crebassa
Figaro: Andrzej Filończyk
Basilio: Alex Esposito
Fiorello: Tiago Matos
Berta: Katherine Broderick

Paris Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Customer Reviews

4.6 of 5

  • Catherine M., United Kingdom

    Jul 2012

    most enjoyable experience

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