Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Michael Hampe (stage director), Gabriele Ferro (conductor) — With David Kuebler (Count Almaviva), Cecilia Bartoli (Rosina)...

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Michael Hampe — Stage director
Ezio Frigerio — Stage sets and costumes
Mauro Pagano — Stage sets and costumes
David Kuebler — Count Almaviva
Carlos Feller — Bartolo
Cecilia Bartoli — Rosina
Gino Quilico — Figaro
Robert Lloyd — Basilio
Klaus Bruch — Fiorello
Edith Kertész-Gabry — Berta
Paul Keppeler — Ambrogio
Eberhard Katz — An Officer
Gustav Lütgenthey — A Notary
Cologne Opera Chorus
Hans Wolfgang Schmitz — Chorus director

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The irresistible Cecilia Bartoli leads an all-star cast in Rossini’s most renowned opera buffa! Filmed live at the Schwetzinger Festspiele, Michael Hampe’s 1988 production of Il Barbiere di Siviliglia strikes the perfect balance between irrepressible exuberance, lighthearted comedy, and high caliber artistry. Music director Gabriele Ferro leads the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart in Rossini’s carbonated masterwork of a score, composed in barely three weeks when he was only 24 years old (though already on his seventeenth opera)! A superlative interpretation of Rossini’s endlessly-entertaining tale of love, greed, and comic hijinx.

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Directed by:
Claus Viller
Venue: Schwetzingen Festpiele (Schwetzingen, Germany)
Production date: 1988
Duration: 2 h 37 min
Available subtitle(s): EN, IT, Fr
Resolution: SD