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The Barber of Seville = Il Barbiere di Siviglia : a comic opera in two acts

Author: Maria EwingJohn RawnsleyMax René CosottiCesare SterbiniClaudio DesderiAll authors
Publisher: Chicago : Home Vision, ©1982.
Series: Compleat operagoer, no. 47.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : ItalianView all editions and formats
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The opera is based on Beaumarchais' comedy Le Barbier de Seville. The action occupies a single day, is set in Seville, and revolves around the devious efforts of the young Count Almaviva, aided by Figaro, the barber of Seville, to woo and marry Rosina, the ward of old Dr. Bartolo, who intends to wed the girl himself to acquire her dowry. After a hilarious series of machinations the young couple succeed in marrying  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Filmed operas
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Maria Ewing; John Rawnsley; Max René Cosotti; Cesare Sterbini; Claudio Desderi; Sylvain Cambreling; Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais; Glyndebroune Festival Chorus.; London Philharmonic Orchestra.; Home Vision (Firm); National Video Corporation.; Arts International.
OCLC Number: 18492515
Notes: Sung in Italian with English subtitles.
Performed at the Glyndebourne Festival Opera.
Based on Beaumarchais' comedy, The Barber of Weville or The useless precaution.
Distributed worldwide by Arts International Ltd.
Guide contains an English synopsis.
Credits: Conductor, Sylvain Cambreling ; chorus director, Jane Glover.
Cast: Max René Cosotti (Almaviva), Maria Ewing (Rosina), Claudio Desderi (Bartolo), John Rawnsley (Figaro) ; Glyndebourne Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Description: 1 videocassette (155 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. + 1 guide.
Details: VHS format.
Series Title: Compleat operagoer, no. 47.
Responsibility: music by Rossini ; Words by Cesare Sterbini ; [presented by] Home Vision [and] National Video Corporation ; produced by John Cox ; directed by Dave Heather.

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The opera is based on Beaumarchais' comedy Le Barbier de Seville. The action occupies a single day, is set in Seville, and revolves around the devious efforts of the young Count Almaviva, aided by Figaro, the barber of Seville, to woo and marry Rosina, the ward of old Dr. Bartolo, who intends to wed the girl himself to acquire her dowry. After a hilarious series of machinations the young couple succeed in marrying against Bartolo's wishes.

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