The Barber of Seville (Opera)
1993 Victoria State Opera Production Melbourne
Concert Master - Robert John
The Barber of Seville, or The Futile Precaution (Il barbiere di Siviglia, ossia L’inutile precauzione) is an opera buffa in two acts by Gioachino Rossini with a libretto by Cesare Sterbini. The libretto was based on Pierre Beaumarchais’s comedy Le Barbier de Séville (1775), which was originally an opéra comique, or a mixture of spoken play with music. The première (under the title Almaviva, or the Futile Precaution) took place on 20 February 1816, at the Teatro Argentina, Rome.
Rossini’s Barber has proven to be one of the greatest masterpieces of comedy within music, and has been described as the opera buffa of all “opere buffe”. Even after two hundred years, its popularity on the modern opera stage attests to that greatness.
This Souvenir Brochure is from the 1993 production at the Victoria State Opera
Starring: Angus Wood, Christopher Lincoln-Bogg, Francesco Fabris, John Bolton-wood, Elizabeth Campbell. Noel Mangin, Sharon Prero, Peter Hannah, Peter Nicholls, Andrew Greens, Stuart Maunder, John Stoddart, Roger Barratt, Rosalie Zycher, Linnhe Robertson, Phillipa Safey, Virginia Nugent
Size 210 x 210 mm Includes information on the Opera and the Cast a great addition to any show collection.
Condition: Used Good 8/10
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