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Barber of Seville
DVD 
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For his first opera production, Dario Fo, the theatre director known for his brilliant wit, chose to stage Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia sung in Italian for the Netherlands Opera. First mounted in 1987, it was a huge success and a live recording of it's revival in May 1992, the 200th anniversary of Rossini's birth, has been made. Fo has said that "Rossini is the musician of eating and love. He composes music rich in herbs and aromas, in which you find olives, tomatoes, fish, roses and rosemary, sheets and tablecloths, dry wine and the laughter of girls" His "Barber" is a joyful carnival. During the overture he fills the stage with carnival revelers and immediately the commedia dell'arte origins of opera buffa are restored. Visual theatrics abound, never at the expense of the music, but highlighting it, engaging the eye as well as the ear. Fo addresses the heart more than the intellect and Rossini's comedy comes up dazzling and vital.

Title: Barber of Seville
Genre: Opera/Operetta, Music Video (Concert/Performance)
Starring: Simone Alaimo, Alberto Zedda, Jennifer Larmore, Leonie Schoon, Roger Smeets, Richard Croft
Directors: Hans Hulscher, Dario Fo
Studio: Kultur Video
Attributes: Subtitled
Release Date: 10/27/2009
Original Year: 1992
Product Type: DVD
UPC: 032031208797
Item #: KLT002087

Region: 1
Closed Caption: No
Street Date: 10/27/2009
This product is a special order
Run Time: 153 minutes

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