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The Barber of Seville (Highlights)

Item# 1000000909

Composer: Gioachino Rossini
Release Date: October 24, 2000
Conductor: James Levine
Sherrill Milnes
Beverly Sills
Joseph Galiano
Nicolai Gedda
Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
Label: EMI Classics

Original Recording Remastered

Its story of two young lovers, an elderly guardian who wants the girl for himself, and Figaro, the resourceful barber of the title make Gioachino Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia (1816) one of opera’s most beloved comedies. At the end of the first act, the leading characters, confused by what’s going on, sing about their feeling of hearing the sound of an anvil being hammered inside their heads—a turn of phrase taken literally in director Bartlett Sher’s hit Met production.

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