Sunday, 24th October 2021
Rossini - Il barbiere di Siviglia
Virgin Classics: 6945819.
“Captured at London’s Royal Opera House with an unbeatable cast. Joyce DiDonato (as Rosina) famously wearing a bright pink plaster cast on her leg and whizzing around the stage in a wheelchair. Florez, Spagnoli, Corbelli complete the cast.
Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868) was an Italian composer, famed for this, La Cenerentola and L’italiana in Algeri. 1st performance Rome, February 1816. Semiramide and Guillaume Tell are some later works.”
Rossini - Il barbiere di Siviglia [DVD] Royal Opera
- Starring: Joyce DiDonato (Rosina), Juan Diego Florez (Count Almaviva), Spagnoli (Figaro), Corbelli (Doctor Bartolo)
- Directed by: Moshe Leiser, Patrice Caurier
- Conductor: Antonio Pappano, ROH Chorus & Orchestra
- Label: Erato: 2 DVDs (6945819)
- Release Date: April 5, 2010
- Details: 177 minutes, Colour, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC (All Regions)
- Awards: BBC Music Magazine DVD Choice - August 2010
DVD in stock approx: £13.90
Blu-ray: not available
Rossini Opera DVDs