Opéra de Paris

The Barber of Seville

In Cinemas 7, 8, 9 & 12 Nov 2014
Carlo Montanara
Paris Opera Orchestra
René Barbera, Carlo Lepore, Karine Deshayes, Dalibor Jenis
Gioachino Rossini
Damiano Michieletto
Set Design
Paolo Fantin
Approx. 3h4 incl interval
Sung in Italian with English subtitles
Captured live from the Bastille Opera House, Paris 25 Sep 2014

Undoubtedly the most famous opera buffa (comic opera) in the history of music and an eternal source of delight, Rossini composed this masterpiece in just a few weeks, borrowing the overture and certain airs from his own serious and comic works. All of the remarkable ensembles, however, are original. In the finale of the first act, Rossini combines multiple styles and interlinks duos, trios, quintets and sextets with stupefying virtuosity. Italy’s Damiano Michieletto makes his Opéra de Paris debut with this lively production, conducted by Carlo Montanaro with Karine Deshayes at Rosina and Dalibor Jenis as Figaro.

Opéra de Paris

Opéra de Paris is one of the world's greatest opera and ballet companies. Founded more than three centuries ago by Louis XIV, it now holds performances in two theatres, the Palais Garnier (1875) and the Opéra Bastille (1989). The company’s mission is to preserve and develop our operatic and ballet heritage and it gives more than 350 performances per year. Great composers such as Rameau, Gluck, Rossini, Verdi, Wagner, Gounod, Massenet, Poulenc and Messiaen all gave the first performances of their works here.

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