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Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia DVD (La Scala)

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Jean-Pierre Ponnelle directed this film of Rossini’s comic masterpiece four years before filming Mozart’s Figaro. The result was an irresistibly entertaining and musically rewarding film, starring Hermann Prey as Beaumarchais’ scheming barber of Seville. The other main roles in Ponnelle’s Barber are taken by four of the most celebrated Rossini interpreters of the past decades: Teresa Berganza as the cunning heroine Rosina, Luigi Alva as her devoted suitor, Count Almaviva, Enzo Dara as the long-suffering, outfoxed Dr Bartolo and Paolo Montarsolo as the shifty music master Don Basilio.

Composer:Gioachino Rossini
Fiorello: Renato Cesari
Count Almaviva: Luigi Alva 
Figaro: Hermann Prey
Rosina: Teresa Berganza
Doctor Bartolo: Enzo Dara 
Don Basilio: Paolo Montarsolo

Orchestra e Coro del teatro alla Scala
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Staged, directed and designed by: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle

Picture: 4:3
Sound: PCM Stereo / DD 5.1 
Format: NTSC
Region code: 0 worldwide
Running time: 140 mins
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/SP/CH/IT