Il Barbiere di Siviglia (2 DVD) - Met Opera

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Il Barbiere di Siviglia  (2 DVD)

  • First Release on DVD
  • “One of [the Met’s] most ingenious stagings in recent years…made to order for a great Rossini ensemble” - The New York Times
  • Star soprano Kathleen Battle "brings a full, lyric richness to the music, right up to the very top of her interpolations, and a bell-clear agility in the coloratura, as well." - The New York Times

Composer: Gioachino Rossini
Release Date: 2010
Conductor: Ralf Weikert

Kathleen Battle
Rockwell Blake
Leo Nucci
Enzo Dara
Ferruccio Furlanetto

Orchestra: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Chorus
Production: John Cox
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Region: Region Free, Worldwide

Technical Details:

  • Region Code: 0    (worldwide)
  • Menu Languages: English
  • Subtitles: German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese


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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