Find a Rossini* - Il Barbiere Di Siviglia first pressing or reissue. Complete your Rossini* collection. Shop Vinyl and CDs. The Barber of Seville, or The Useless Precaution is an opera buffa in two acts by Gioachino Rossini with an Italian libretto by Cesare Sterbini. The libretto was based on Pierre Beaumarchais's French comedy Le Barbier de Séville . The première of Rossini's opera (under the title Almaviva, o sia L'inutile Musicologists believe that, true to form, the music for Il barbiere  Premiere‎: ‎20 February ; ‎Teatro Argentina‎. IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA A LIGHT HEARTED OPERA WITH COMEDIC MOMENTS Set in Spain in the 17th century, Rossini's opera, The Barber of Seville, is a.


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This aria was originally written in the key of E majorbut it is sometimes transposed a semitone up into F major for coloratura sopranos to perform, giving them barbiere di siviglia rossini chance to sing extra, almost traditional, cadenzas, sometimes reaching high Ds or even Fs.

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Knowing the Count only as Lindoro, Rosina writes to him. As she is leaving the room, Bartolo and Basilio enter. When the two have gone, Rosina and Figaro enter.

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Figaro asks Rosina to write a few encouraging words to Lindoro, which she has actually already written. Although surprised by Bartolo, Rosina manages to fool him, but he remains suspicious.

Count Almaviva, disguised as a soldier and pretending to be drunk, enters the house and demands to be quartered there. In fear of the drunken man, Barbiere di siviglia rossini the housekeeper rushes to Bartolo for protection. Bartolo tells the "soldier" that he Bartolo has an official exemption which excuses him from the requirement barbiere di siviglia rossini quarter soldiers in his home.

Almaviva pretends to be too drunk and belligerent to understand, and dares Bartolo to brawl. While Bartolo searches his cluttered desk for the official document which would prove his exemption, Almaviva whispers to Rosina that he is Lindoro in disguise, and passes a love-letter to her.

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Bartolo suspiciously demands to know what is in the piece barbiere di siviglia rossini paper in Rosina's hands, but she fools him by handing over her laundry list.

Their conversation is soon interrupted, however, by the arrival of Bartolo and Basilio, who are discussing in worried tones the arrival of Count Almaviva in town.


Bartolo knows that the Count is in love with Rosina; Basilio suggests that slandering him would be a good method of hurting him, but Bartolo prefers, rather, to hurry on the preparations for his marriage. When the two conspirators have left, Figaro and Rosina come back on.

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The barber reassures Rosina that Lindoro really loves her and Rosina, who was all agog to hear just this, gives the barber the letter that she has just written to Lindoro.

When Figaro has gone out, Bartolo comes into the room and, having discovered the trick played upon him with the first letter, punishes Rosina by locking her into her barbiere di siviglia rossini.

Someone knocks at the door and Berta, the housekeeper, goes to open it. It is a drunken soldier, or rather, Count Almaviva pretending to be one. The Count refuses and, during the ensuing hurly-burly, manages to pass Rosina a letter barbiere di siviglia rossini the girl hides about her person; when Bartolo insists on seeing it, she skilfully substitutes a laundry list.

Rosina pretends to cry over the cruel treatment unjustly meted out to her, and the Count goes so far as to threaten to draw his sword.

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Berta summons help and Figaro comes in, and tries to calm the Count down. Rosina feigns bashfulness, then pulls from her bosom the letter she has already written.

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As soon as Figaro leaves, Bartolo returns and questions Rosina about a spot of ink on her finger, a barbiere di siviglia rossini piece of letter paper, and an obviously used pen on the writing desk. Rosina manages to slip away, with Bartolo in pursuit.

She is interrupted by a knock at the door.


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