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The Finest Opera Buffa in Existence: Rossini's Sparkling Barber of Seville

Oct 18, 2018 10:25:30 AM
By Richard Dyer posted in #BarberBLO, 2018/19 Season, Opera history, Dissenters & Rebels, Rossini

In January, 1816, Rossini was up against a wall, and the person who put him there was himself. At the end of 1815, the composer was in Rome and the director of Rome’s Teatro Argentina asked him on short notice to compose a new opera for February: the opera that would become The Barber of Seville.
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Vocal Acrobatics & Musical Wit: A History of The Barber of Seville

Oct 5, 2018 9:46:21 AM
By Laura Stanfield Prichard posted in #BarberBLO, 2018/19 Season, Opera history, Dissenters & Rebels, Rossini

BARBER’s story celebrates the lower classes, democratizing opera through sophisticated showpieces for scheming servants and deceptive suitors. Composers, librettists, actors, and singers could mock the complex love intrigues of the upper class and lay bare the social injustices of their time.
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HIGH FIVE: Get to Know BARBER in 5 Minutes or Less

Oct 2, 2018 1:59:34 PM
By BLO Staff posted in #BarberBLO, 2018/19 Season, Opera history, Dissenters & Rebels, Rossini

Get to know Rossini's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE in 5 minutes or less.
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Dissenters & Rebels: FIGARO

Sep 10, 2018 11:30:22 AM
By Lacey Upton posted in Politics and Opera, 2018/19 Season, Opera history, Dissenters & Rebels, Mozart, Rossini, figaro, #BarberBLO

It may be impossible to talk about revolutions and opera without circling back to that iconic, endearing, clever barber, Figaro—an archetypal character who has transcended genres, charmed generations, and helped inspire a revolution.
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Facsimile of Rossini's original score

Mar 16, 2012 3:15:00 PM
By BLO Staff posted in General Opera, loving opera, Rossini, The Barber of Seville

Facsimile of Rossini's original score
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ROSSINIANA #26

Mar 9, 2012 8:55:00 AM
By BLO Staff posted in General Opera, John Conklin, loving opera, Rossini, The Barber of Seville, Videos

ROSSINIANA #26
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Rossini Roundup

Mar 9, 2012 7:38:00 AM
By BLO Staff posted in loving opera, Rossini, The Barber of Seville

Rossini Roundup
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ROSSINIANA #25

Mar 8, 2012 7:49:00 AM
By BLO Staff posted in General Opera, John Conklin, loving opera, Rossini, The Barber of Seville, Videos

ROSSINIANA #25
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ROSSINIANA #24

Mar 7, 2012 8:05:00 AM
By BLO Staff posted in John Conklin, Rossini, The Barber of Seville, Videos

ROSSINIANA #24
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ROSSINIANA #23

Mar 6, 2012 9:13:00 AM
By BLO Staff posted in figaro, John Conklin, opera roundup, Rossini, The Barber of Seville, Videos

ROSSINIANA #23
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