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Articles tagged with "il barbiere di siviglia"

Stormy weather: How opera composers use musical maelstroms

23 September 2014

Storms as a narrative and compositional device in Rigoletto, Idomeneo and Il barbiere di Siviglia.

Il barbiere di Siviglia Musical highlight: The Act I finale

18 September 2014

Rossini scales new comic heights in this brilliant finale, a tangled web of farce that shows off his skill in writing for ensembles.

Laughing out loud: Some of our favourite comedy moments in opera

18 September 2014

Opera isn't all tragic sopranos and tormented tenors, as these five classic comic moments prove.

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?

Opera Essentials: Il barbiere di Siviglia

5 September 2014

Our quick guide to Rossini's comic masterpiece, The Barber of Seville.

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.

Group Booking opens for Autumn Season 2014/15 on Tuesday 1 July

27 June 2014

Great savings on productions including Manon, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Il barbiere di Siviglia and L’elisir d’amore.

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.

Behind-the-scenes: Il barbiere di Siviglia General Rehearsal

17 January 2011

Singer John Osborn gives us the backstage account of the performance.

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