Original title: Gioacchino Rossini's "Barber of Seville"
Title: Gioacchino Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Director: Angel Luis Ramirez, Emilio Sagi
Cast: Ruggero Raimondi, Maria Bayo, Pietro Spagnoli, Bruno Pratico, Juan Diego Florez, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real, Madrid
This sparkling new production of Rossini's comedy is led by two of today's greatest opera stars - Maria Bayo as the young ward Rosina and Juan Diego Flórez as her handsome suitor, Count Almaviva. The wily Figaro (the Barber), is Pietro Spagnoli, Bruno Practict is the hapless guardian Don Bartolo, and the cunning singing teacher Basilio is the renowned Ruggerp Raimondi. Filmed in widescreen High Definition, this Blu-ray captures brilliantly the teatro Real production as it progresses from an elegant silver and white to a kaleidoscope of colour for the boisterous finale.
Issued: United States | Decca Music Group