Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Blu-ray)

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Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Blu-ray)
Artists: London Philharmonic Orchestra; Danielle de Niese; Alessandro Corbelli; Bjorn Burger; Taylor Stayton; Christophoros Stamboglis; Janis Kelly; Enrique Mazzola
Format: Classical
Language: English
Subtitles: English, French, German, Japanese, Korean
Dubbed: None
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: BBC / Opus Arte
Release Date: June 23, 2017

The ``sheer visual sophistication`` of Annabel Arden`s Barbiere serves ``a triumphant celebration of Rossini`s musical genius``, featuring de Niese`s ``powerfully sung`` Rosina, Burger`s ``gale-force`` Figaro and Stayton`s ``pure and mellifluous`` Almaviva - a leading trio ``musically and dramatically beyond compare`` (The Independet - 5 stars).

Contributing to the ``ensemble precision``, the rest of the cast includes a ``scene-stealing`` Berta in Kelly, a ``suavely unctuous`` Basilio from Stamboglis and Corbelli`s Bartolo, ``an object lesson in comic understatement`` (The Guardian).

With Enrique Mazzola at the helm of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, ``the score bubbles along on a Puckish current of merry mischief`` (The Telegraph).


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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