About the Event
The most exciting opera by Gioacchino Rossini is a series of jokes with the most famous barber of all times — Figaro!
The Barber of Seville is a two acts opera buffa composed by Gioachino Rossini in 1813 with an Italian libretto by Cesare Sterbini. The libretto was based on the French comedy “Le Barbier de Seville” (1775) by Pierre Beaumarchais.
The work depicts the story of Count of Almaviva, a rich and powerful Spanish man, who falls in love with Rosina, a young Sevillian orphan with whom the guardian Bartolo is in love and determined to marry.
The opera in two acts will be performed by five singers in costumes, accompanied by piano, in the intimate setting of the Anglican Church of Florence, every act will be explained in English.
About the Venue
'Saint Mark's Anglican Church was established in 1881, constructed within a Neo‐Renaissance Medici Palace once owned by Machiavelli. Rather austere in its exterior appearance, the church delights the eye with its rich interior. Ornate Venetian lamps and brass decorations hang from the archway before the grand white marble altar.
Today, the church is an indispensable part of Florence’s cultural life, and a fitting tribute to Italy's national appreciation of arts and culture. It houses an opera company that regularly stages highly popular performances within the church. To see opera and listen to classical music in this church is a unique experience, as its stucture allows the viewers to sit close to the artists, and enjoy the magical atmosphere almost as if they were part of the show.
- Rossini, Gioachino – The Barber of Seville (Rossini)
Cast / Production
Figaro, il Barbiere di Siviglia — Franco Rossi
Conte Almaviva — Maurizio Marchini
Rosina — Maria Salvini
Dr. Bartolo — Alberto Bianchi‐Lanzoni
Don Basilio - Alessandro Ceccarini
Piano- Cristiano Manzoni