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The barber of Seville

Author: Cesare SterbiniBeverly SillsAlan TitusHenry PriceDonald GrammAll authors
Publisher: [S.l.] : Bel Canto Paramount Home Video, ©1989.
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 Séville. 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: Televised operas
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Cesare Sterbini; Beverly Sills; Alan Titus; Henry Price; Donald Gramm; Samuel Ramey; Sarah Caldwell; John Goberman; Kirk Browning; Gioacchino Rossini; Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais; Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.; New York City Opera.; Bel Canto Paramount Home Video.
OCLC Number: 22200201
Language Note: Sung in Italian, with English subtitles.
Notes: Opera in 2 acts.
Based on: Le barbier de Séville / Beaumarchais.
Credits: Producer, John Goberman ; director, Kirk Browning.
Performer(s): Beverly Sills, as Rosina ; Alan Titus, as Figaro ; Henry Price, as Count Almaviva ; Donald Gramm, as Don Bartolo ; Samuel Ramey, as Basilo ; with supporting soloists ; New York City Opera ; Sarah Caldwell, conductor.
Event notes: Recorded Nov. 3, 1976, during a "Live from Lincoln Center" broadcast, New York State Theater.
Description: 1 videocassette (156 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS, hi-fi, stereo., Dolby-processed.
Responsibility: a production of Lincoln Center ; music by Gioacchino Rossini ; libretto by Cesare Sterbini.

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The opera is based on Beaumarchais' comedy Le Barbier de Séville. 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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