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Cesare Sterbini (libretto) and
Beaumarchais (play)
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Cast

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Maria Ewing ... Rosina

John Rawnsley ... Figaro
Max René Cossotti ... Conte d'Almaviva
Claudio Desderi ... Bartolo
Catherine McCord ... Berta
Ferruccio Furlanetto ... Basilio
Robert Dean ... Fiorello
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Hugh Davies ... Oficial
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Directed by
Dave Heather 
 
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Cesare Sterbini (libretto)

Beaumarchais  play "Le barbier de Séville"

Music Department
Sylvain Cambreling .... conductor
The Glyndebourne Chorus .... chorus
London Philharmonic Orchestra .... orchestra
Gioachino Rossini .... music by: "Il barbiere di Siviglia"
 
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John Cox .... directed for stage
 

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Also Known As:
"Il barbiere di Siviglia" - USA (video box title)
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155 min
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Fun with the Barber of Seville, 15 July 2011
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

I love The Barber of Seville, and I have been impressed with a lot of Glyndebourne productions. This is no exception, in fact it was wonderful and great fun. The story with the many comic coincidences is easy to follow and ceaselessly entertaining, and the music is sublime, beautifully played, conducted and sung. The costumes and sets are excellent, the video directing interesting and the staging particularly in the end of act 1 is fun without being too cluttered. The performances are terrific, my favourites being Maria Ewing as Rosina and John Rawnsley as Figaro. But that is not to dispute Max Rene Cosotti as a dashing and lovable Almaviva, Claudio Desderi as a funny and grotesque Bartolo and Ferruccio Furlanetto as a well sung and decently acted Basilio. Overall, a lot of fun. 9/10 Bethany Cox

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