Staged by Annabel Arden, Glyndebourne's production of the opera buffa Il barbiere di Siviglia stars Danielle de Niese, Alessandro Corbelli, Taylor Stayton and Björn Bürger. Enrique Mazzola conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Glyndebourne Festival presents a production of Rossini's famous opera Il barbiere di Siviglia—a masterpiece not seen there since 1982. It is directed with playful energy by Annabel Arden. Under the baton of the Italian conductor and bel canto specialist, Enrique Mazzola, the London Philharmonic Orchestra follows Rossini's well-known scores. The leading roles are interpreted by Danielle de Niese (Rosina), Alessandro Corbelli (Dr Bartolo), Taylor Stayton (Count Almaviva), Björn Bürger (Figaro), Christophoros Stamboglis (Basilio) and Janis Kelly (Berta).
When the Count Almaviva falls in love with Rosina, her guardian Bartolo keeps her confined in his house, attempting to marry her both for her beauty and her inheritance. The Count asks Figaro to help him outwit Bartolo. He conceals his high status and passes himself off for a poor student. Calling himself "Lindoro", he serenades the beautiful Rosina.
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