The Royal Opera House

Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia DVD (Teatro Real Madrid)

This sparkling production of Rossini’s comedy is led by two of today’s greatest opera stars – María Bayo as the young ward Rosina and Juan Diego Flórez as her handsome suitor Count Almaviva. The wily Figaro (the Barber) is Pietro Spagnoli, Bruno Praticò is the hapless guardian Don Bartolo, and the cunning singing teacher Basilio is the renowned Ruggero Raimondi.

Composer:Gioachino Rossini
Count Almaviva: Juan Diego Flórez
Figaro: Pietro Spagnoli
Rosina: María Bayo
Doctor Bartolo: Bruno Praticò
Don Basilio: Ruggero Raimondi

Teatro Real, Madrid
Conductor: Gianluigi Gelmetti
Stage Director:Emilio Sagi
Set Designer:Llorenç Corbella
Costumes:Renata Schussheim
Lighting:
Eduardo Bravo

Bonus DVD:The Useless Precaution (58 mins) – The cast and director introduce Rossini’s opera / Backstage with the Barber (16 mins) / Photo Gallery – Over 100 rehearsal and performance pictures.

Picture: 16:9
Sound: PCM Stereo / DD 5.1 
Format: NTSC
Region code: 0 worldwide
Running time: 166+58+16 mins
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/SP/CH (IT Bonus DVD)
Year: 2005