Opera di Roma

The Barber of Seville

In Cinemas 27, 28 Feb & 3 Mar 2021
Daniele Gatti
L'Orchestra del Teatro dell'Opera
Ruzil Gatin (Count of Almaviva), Vasilisa Berzhanskaya (Rosina), Alessandro Corbelli Don Bartolo), Andrzej Filończyk (Figaro), Alex Esposito (Don Basilio), Patrizia Biccirè (Berta), Roberto Lorenzi (Fiorello), Paolo Musio (Ambrogio), Pietro Faiella (A notary), Leo Paul Chiarot (Police Sergeant)
Gioachino Rossini
Mario Martone
Set Design
Mario Martone
2h49, incl. interval
Sung in Italian, with English subtitles
Captured live from Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Rome, 5 Dec, 2020

Opera buffa in two acts (1816)

Conceived during lockdown exclusively for broadcast, and performed in late 2020 to inaugurate the new Opera di Roma season, this hugely successful new production of Rossini’s comic opera is the work of acclaimed film and stage director Mario Martone, who innovatively uses the entire grand Teatro Costanzi theatre itself as the set!

The story of Rosina (Vasilisa Berzhanskaya) and the Count of Almaviva (Ruzil Gatin) who became entangled in their romance behind the back of the sullen Don Bartolo (Alessandro Corbelli) plays out in a completely empty theatre; the performers leave the stage and take the­ plot to the stalls, corridors, stairs, the royal box and even out to the piazza outside….  

Conducted by Opera di Roma’s music director Daniele Gatti, the cast also includes Andrzej Filończyk in the title role and Alex Esposito as Don Basilio. 


Opera di Roma

Taking its current name at the advent of the republic, Rome’s beautiful opera house, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma was first inaugurated in 1880, as Teatro Costanzi. The company hosted the world premiere of Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Puccini’s Tosca among others.

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