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Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia / Florez, DiDonato, ROH, Pappano [DVD]

Album Summary

>Rossini, Gioachino : Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

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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>Rossini, Gioachino : Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera
  • Performers: Alessandro Corbelli (Baritone); Alessandro Corbelli (Baritone); Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano); Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano); Juan Flórez (Tenor); Juan Flórez (Tenor); Ferruccio Furlanetto (Bass); Ferruccio Furlanetto (Bass); Simon Keenlyside (Baritone); Simon Keenlyside (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Anthony Pappano
  • Ensemble: Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1816