Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) (DVD)

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Danielle de Niese - Rosina
Alessandro Corbelli - Dr Bartolo
Bjorn Burger - Figaro
Taylor Stayton - Count Almaviva
Christophoros Stamboglis - Basilio
Janis Kelly - Berta
The Glyndebourne Chorus
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Enrique Mazzola (conductor) 
Annabel Arden (director)

The ‘sheer visual sophistication’ of Annabel Arden’s Barbiere serves ‘a triumphant celebration of Rossini’s musical genius’, featuring de Niese’s ‘powerfully sung’ Rosina, Bürger’s ‘gale-force’ Figaro and Stayton’s ‘pure and mellifluous’ Almaviva – a leading trio ‘musically and dramatically beyond compare’ (The Independent *****).

Contributing to the ‘ensemble precision’, the rest of the cast includes a ‘scene-stealing’ Berta in Kelly, a ‘suavely unctuous’ Basilio from Stamboglis and Corbelli’s Bartolo, ‘an object lesson in comic understatement’ (The Guardian). With Enrique Mazzola at the helm of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, ‘the score bubbles along on a Puckish current of merry mischief’ (The Telegraph).

Sung in Italian with English, French, German, Japanese and Korean subtitles

Also available on Bluray (Opus Arte OABD7218D)

Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/JP/KO

Running time: 172 minutes

Sound format: Dolby Stereo, Dolby Surround (DVD)