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Title The barber of Seville [videorecording] / music, Gioacchino Rossini ; libretto, Cesare Sterbini ; from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Imprint [England] : Virgin Classics, [2010].

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library DVD    B ROSS BS P94DVD    Available
Description 2 videodiscs (176 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Melodramma buffa in two acts; libretto after: Le barbier de Séville / Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais.
Release date: Apr. 20, 2010.
Edition published by Bärenreiter, performed by arrangement with Faber Music Ltd, London ; edited by Patricia B. Brauner.
Bonus features: interviews with Joyce DiDonato, Juan Diego Flórez, Antonio Pappano, Moshe Leisser and Patrice Caurier.
Contents disc 1. Il barbiere di Siviglia, Act 1 ; bonus, pt. 1 -- disc 2. Il barbiere di Siviglia, Act 2 ; bonus, pt. 2.
Credits Stage directors, Moshe Leisser, Patrice Caurier ; set designs, Christian Fenouillat ; costume designs, Agostino Cavalca ; lighting design, Christophe Forey; produced by Frances Whitaker ; directed for the screen by David Stevens ; a Royal Opera House production.
Performer Joyce DiDonato (Rosina) ; Juan Diego Flórez (Count Almaviva) ; Pietro Spagnoli (Figaro) ; Alessandro Corbelli (Doctor Bartolo) ; Ferruccio Furlanetto (Don Basilio) ; Covent Garden Royal Opera House Chorus and Orchestra ; Antonio Pappano, conductor.
Event Recorded in performance July 2009, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
Summary Figaro, the title character, is a matchmaker and man about town as well as a barber. He devises a way to get Rosina to marry Almaviva instead of her guardian, to whom she is already engaged. Taken from performances in July 2009 at London's Royal Opera House, this DVD sees Joyce DiDonato perform her role in a wheelchair after she broke her fibula during an earlier show.
System Details DVD, all regions, widescreen (16:9) presentation ; LPCM stereo., DTS 5.1 surround.
Language Sung in Italian; menu and commentaries in English with optional English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish subtitles.
Subject Operas.
Figaro (Fictitious character) -- Drama.
Dating services -- Spain -- Seville -- Drama.
Genre/Form Filmed operas
Added Author Rossini, Gioacchino, 1792-1868. Barbiere di Siviglia.
Sterbini, Cesare, 1784-1831. Librettist.
Pappano, Antonio, 1959- Conductor. Interviewee.
Brauner, Patricia.
Leiser, Moshe, 1956- Interviewee.
Caurier, Patrice. Interviewee.
Whitaker, Frances. Producer.
Stevens, David. Director.
DiDonato, Joyce. Performer. Interviewee.
Flórez, Juan Diego, 1973- Performer. Interviewee.
Spagnoli, Pietro. Performer.
Beaumarchais, Pierre Augustin Caron de, 1732-1799. Barbier de Séville.
Sterbini, Cesare, 1784-1831. Barbiere di Siviglia.
Royal Opera House (London, England) Producer. Performer.
Royal Opera House (London, England). Chorus. Performer.
Royal Opera House (London, England). Orchestra. Performer.
Virgin Classics (Firm)
Note Title on container: Barbiere di Siviglia
Standard No. 5099969458194
Music No. 50999 694581 9 4 Virgin Classics

 
    
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