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Articles tagged with "The Barber of Seville"

Who was the Barber of Seville?

27 September 2016

Far from a random choice, why making Figaro a barber gives the hero of Mozart and Rossini's operas a controversial, revolutionary spin.

Your Reaction: What did you think of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville?

14 September 2016

Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s production of Il barbiere di Siviglia has been a firm favourite at the Royal Opera House since its 2005 premiere.

Plácido Domingo to perform at opening of new Dubai Opera House

31 August 2016

The world-famous singer sets the stage for a new operatic and cultural centre in the Middle East.

Watch: How to sing Rossini with Mark Elder

18 November 2014

Conductor Mark Elder and mezzo-soprano Rachel Kelly explore the music of Rossini through Il barbiere di Siviglia.

Rossini vs the music industry: How the composer quietly subverted the 1800s mainstream


10 September 2014

Straitjacketed by musical and theatrical convention, how did Rossini create one operatic masterpiece, let alone ten?

Watch: Joyce DiDonato on performing Il barbiere di Siviglia with a broken leg

31 July 2014

The American mezzo-soprano on a night that has passed into operatic legend.

Top films featuring opera 10-6

13 October 2011

The third part of our countdown, featuring among others Robin Williams tackling Rossini and the demise of the Don.