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Rossini's The Barber of Seville free pdf The premiere in 1816 in Rome of Gioachino Rossini's famous opera was a fiasco comparable to those of Wagner's Tannhauser and Bizet's Carmen. But Il barbiere di Siviglia was soon recognised as being among the greatest of comic operas, comparable to those of Mozart. Even Beethoven was enthusiastic. Figaro, Seville's barber, is confident of a good pay-off for facilitating the elopement of Rosina with the Count of Almaviva. Her guardian also has designs on her and her fortune. Who will get there first? The story is based on a comedy by the French playwright Beaumarchais, whose The Marriage of Figaro was used by Mozart. The Barber is packed with famous tunes, displaying Rossini's glittering coloratura, trademark crescendos and patter: Figaro's famous Largo al factotum and Zitti, zitti, piano, piano- the Count's serenade with guitar, Ecco ridente- Rosina's Singing Lesson and Una voce poco fa- Doctor Bartolo's patter song A un dottor- Don Basilio's La calunnia. These are just some of the ingredients of this feast of humour and good tunes. Written by Michael Steen, author of the acclaimed The Lives and Times of the Great Composers, 'Short Guides to Great Operas' are concise, entertaining and easy to read. They are packed with useful information and informed opinion, helping to make you a truly knowledgeable opera-goer, and so maximising your enjoyment of a great musical experience. Other 'Short Guides to Great Operas' that you may enjoy include The Marriage of Figaro, Cosi fan tutte and Lucia di Lammermoor.

About Michael Steen

Michael Steen, author of the acclaimed The Lives and Times of the Great Composers, provides a compendium of self-standing short guides to 25 of the world's greatest and most popular operas.

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Author : Michael Steen
Publisher : Icon Books Ltd
Data Published : 20 February 2013
ISBN : 1848316046
EAN : 9781848316041
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 32 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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