- Simon Keenlyside (Baritone)
- Ferruccio Furlanetto (Bass)
- Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
- Alessandro Corbelli (Baritone)
- Juan Flórez (Tenor)
Notes & Reviews:
The cast of this Barbiere, taken from performances in July 2009 at the London's Royal Opera House, could quite simply not be bettered today: dazzling Virgin Classics artist Joyce DiDonato in her signature role of Rosina; Juan Diego Florez; the world's reigning bel canto tenor and Simon Keenlyside, a baritone whose voice combines beauty and virility and whose stage characterizations are almost alarmingly acute. This DVD sees Joyce DiDonato perform her role in a wheelchair - a story that has occupied international headlines. After she broke her fibula in an earlier show Joyce was determined to finish her commitment. The good-spirited diva was re-staged into the production to allow for the additional challenges that come when a leading lady in a lively physical role must wheel around the other performers.
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Works DetailsRossini, Gioachino : Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera
- Performers: Simon Keenlyside (Baritone); Ferruccio Furlanetto (Bass); Juan Flórez (Tenor); Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano); Alessandro Corbelli (Baritone)
- Conductor: Anthony Pappano
- Ensemble: Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
- Period Time: Romantic
- Form: Opera/Operetta
- Written: 1816