Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Romantic opera from 1816

Cesare Sterbini
Librettist

Description

The Barber of Seville, or The Futile Precaution (Italian: Il barbiere di Siviglia, ossia L'inutile precauzione [il barˈbjɛːre di siˈviʎʎa osˈsiːa l iˈnuːtile prekautˈtsjoːne] eel bar-BYAIR-ay dee-see-VEEL-lyah) is an opera buffa in two acts by Gioachino Rossini with an Italian libretto by Cesare Sterbini. The libretto was based on Pierre Beaumarchais's French comedy Le Barbier de Séville (1775). The première of Rossini's opera (under the title Almaviva, o sia L'inutile precauzione) took place on 20 February 1816 at the Teatro Argentina, Rome.

Rossini's Barber has proven to be one of the greatest masterpieces of comedy within music, and has been described as the opera buffa of all "opere buffe". Even after two hundred years, it remains a popular work.

Year 1816
Opening Night 1816
Time Period Romantic
Instrumentation Opera orchestra, Chorus

Scores

Il barbiere di Siviglia.
G. Ricordi & C. (Milano) [1890]
Il barbiere di Siviglia.
F. Lucca (Milano) [ca. 1823]
Rossini, et al.
Il barbiere di Siviglia
Giovanni Ricordi (Milano) [1850]
Croff, et al.
Partition del Barbiere di Siviglia
Carli, éditeur (Paris) [ca. 1820]
Il barbiere di Siviglia
R. Stabilimento Ricordi (Milano [etc.]) [1868]
Il barbiere di Siviglia
Marquerie Frères (Paris) 1839
Lebourtier, et al.
Il barbiere di Siviglia.
G. Schirmer (New York) cop. 1903
Macfarren, et al.
Largo al factotum
Carli (Paris) [ca. 1820]
Aveling, et al.
Il Barbiere di Siviglia: Overture to the Opera
Ernst Eulenburg & Co. GmbH 1947
Rossini, et al.
Largo al Factotum, Trombone Quartet
Cimarron Music Press 1816
Kaucher, et al.
The Barber of Seville Overture
Cimarron Music Press 1816
Rossini, et al.
Duelling Barbers of Seville
Cimarron Music Press 1816
Rossini, et al.
Barber of Seville Overture
Cimarron Music Press 1816
Doughty, et al.
Overture: Barber of Seville
Brassworks 4 1816
Ramsey, et al.
Il Barbiere di Siviglia
G. Schirmer 1816
Rossini, et al.
Dunque io son
A-R Editions, Inc. 1816
Caswell, et al.
Ecco ridente in cielo
A-R Editions, Inc. 1816
Caswell, et al.
Una voce poco fa
A-R Editions, Inc. 1816
Caswell, et al.
Una voce poco fa (Second version)
A-R Editions, Inc. 1816
Caswell, et al.

Videos

Rossini: Act II: 'Cessa di più resistere' from Il barbiere di Siviglia
Each year, the traditional Festive Opera Gala combines real musical delight and the joy of ...
Rossini: Act I: 'Una voce poco fa' from Il barbiere di Siviglia
Each year, the traditional Festive Opera Gala combines real musical delight and the joy of ...
Il Barbiere di Siviglia
This is a performance of Il Barbiere di Siviglia, performed by Coro de la Comunidad ...
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia: Una voce poco fa
This is a performance of Una voce poco fa from Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia.
Il Barbiere di Siviglia
For his first opera production, Dario Fo, the theater director known for his brilliant wit, ...
Kathleen Battle - Rossini: Una voce poco fa
Kathleen Battle - Rossini: Una voce poco fa From the opera Il Barbiere di Siviglia ...
cecilia bartoli UNA VOCE POCO FA
Rossini - Il Barbiere Di Siviglia (Cecilia Bartoli, David Kuebler, Gino Quilico, Carlos Feller, Robert ...
Thomas Hampson Master Class, January 28, 2015: Samantha Hankey & Raymond Wong
Baritone Thomas Hampson visited the Juilliard School on January 28, 2015, to conduct a master ...
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Albums

The Plácido Domingo Story
Deutsche Grammophon
Fritz Wunderlich in Memoriam
Deutsche Grammophon
Ouvertüren
Deutsche Grammophon
Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Tactus
Bad Boys
Deutsche Grammophon
Luciana Serra: Opera Arias
Nuova Era
Rossini: Arias
Chandos
Black Dyke Plays Rossini
Chandos
Rossini: The Barber of Seville
Chandos
Trumpet Spectacular
Telarc
The Era of Adelina Patti
Nimbus
Alessandro Bonci (1870-1940)
Nimbus
Igor Gorin (1904-82): Volume 2
Nimbus
Prima Voce
Nimbus
Tito Schipa: In Opera and Song
Nimbus
The Chaliapin Edition, Vol. 3 - 1911-1914 La Scala Recordings
Arbiter Records / Qualiton Imports, Ltd.
Rossini! Rossini!
Butterfly Music
Opera Arias: Rossini/Donizetti
Claves Records
Famous Overtures
Abaco Music
Classical Spots
Abaco Music
Jascha Heifetz Live: Never-Before-Published Rare Live Recordings, Vol. 4
Cembal d'amour / Qualiton Imports, Ltd.