At La Scala, the Classics Return with The Barber of Seville

At La Scala, the Classics Return with The Barber of Seville
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The opera season returns to La Scala with a Rossini classic, The Barber of Seville, in a new production directed orchestrally by maestro Riccardo Chailly with the staging by Leo Muscato and sets by Federica Parolini offering six performances of this masterpiece between September and October 2021. The cast will alternate between the two tenors Maxim Mironov and Antonino Siragusa in the role of the Count d’Almaviva. The plot is well-known of course. The Count, in love with the beautiful Rosina (Cecilia Molinari), with the help of the barber Figaro, played by Mattia Olivieri, will manage to marry her by fooling her old tutor who wants to marry her himself. This opera buffo was composed by Gioachino Rossini in 1816 with the libretto by Cesare Sterbini, based on the comedy by Pierre de Beaumarchais, The Barber of Seville is one of the best-known opera masterpieces throughout the world. It premiered in Rome during Carnival on the 20th of February in 1816 at Teatro di Torre Argentina,this work by Rossini remains one of the most performed operas worldwide.
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