Il Barbiere Di Siviglia Tickets
If you go back to the history of operas, you will definitely come across the name of Il Barbiere di Siviglia. It is one of the oldest opera plays and was first performed in the year 1783. The play is written and composed by the famous Italian composer Giovanni Paisiello and it has proved to be his biggest success. It is amongst the best Italian comic operas and features love and laughter in an amazing style. Although, it has been more than 200 years since the play was first performed, it has also been revived several times, which depicts the popularity of the play amongst the opera fans. According to Paul Pelkonen, "Il Barbiere di Siviglia was an occasion for sparkling vocal performances and robust comedy".
Il Barbiere di Siviglia is a love story of Rosina and Count Almaviva divided into two main acts. The first act tells the story of a beautiful girl Rosina, who was kept in confinement at Dr Bartolo's house, who wishes to marry her. On the other hand Almaviva makes a plan with Figaro the barber to reach the girl as a drunken soldier Lindoro. But Bartolo was warned by Rosina's music teacher Don Basilio. Eventually, Almaviva reached the door steps of Rosina but Bartolo calls the civil guards who try to arrest him. At that moment, Almavivo shocks everyone with his true identity.
The second act starts when Almaviva comes back to Bartolo's house in the disguise of Don Alonso and pretends to be his student. He gains the confidence of Bartolo by proving him that Almaviva is interested in some other woman. Bartolo allows him to teach music to Rosina and he expresses his love for her while Bartolo was sleeping. Basilio arrives unexpectedly but Almaviva, Rosina, and Figaro bribes him to keep his mouth shut. The three of them make a plan to elope that night but they didn't know that fate had some other plans for them. What happens next is for you to find out? Will Almaviva and Rosina be able to get married? Will Bartolo convince Rosina to marry him? All this and more can be found in the beautiful opera of Il Barbiere di Siviglia.
Premiered in Vienna in 1783, Il Barbiere di Siviglia has been translated in different languages. Such is the popularity of this comic opera that it has premiered in various cities like Naples, Prague, London, Madrid, Lisbon, Stockholm, Warsaw, Berlin, Paris and New Orleans. Although, many musicians including Mozart tried to adapt the play but Paisiello's version is still famous. The play was recently revived in the year 2005 under the direction of Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier. The music was conducted by the famous music director of "The Royal Opera", Antonio Pappano. The main characters of Almaviva and Rosina were played by Juan Diego Florez and Joyce DiDonato. Their beautiful and mesmerizing voices brought life into these immortal characters. The reason behind its current popularity is the depiction of the older times in the play as it belongs to a distinctive era, which is beautifully crafted over the stage.
Although, there are many operas, which are running nowadays but Il Barbiere di Siviglia belongs to an altogether different era. The ancient Italian touch in the opera gives it a classy look, which mesmerizes the audiences. It takes you to the World of Rosina, Almaviva and Figaro, where love and laughter have completely different meanings. If you are an opera lover and would like to experience some stellar performances with brilliant singing and excellent comic timing, then Il Barbiere di Siviglia tickets are highly recommended!