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Rossini’s Barber has proven to be one of the greatest masterpieces of comedy within music, and has been described as the opera buffa of all “opere buffe”. After two hundred years, it remains a popular work. Rossini’s opera recounts the events of the first of the three plays by French playwright Pierre de Beaumarchais that revolve around the clever and enterprising character named Figarothe barber of the title. Mozart ‘s opera The Marriage of Figarocomposed 30 years earlier inis based on the second part of the Beaumarchais trilogy.
Other operas based on the first play were composed by Giovanni Paisiello his Il barbiere di Siviglia premiered inby Nicolas Isouard inand then by Francesco Morlacchi in Though the work of Paisiello triumphed for a time, only Rossini’s version has stood the test of time and continues to be a mainstay of operatic repertoire.
On 11 Novembertwo days before Rossini’s death, the composer Costantino Dall’Argine — premiered an opera based on the same libretto as Rossini’s work,  bearing a dedication to Rossini. Rossini was well known for being remarkably productive, completing an average of two operas per year for 19 years, and in some years writing as many as four. Musicologists believe that, true to form, the music for Il barbiere di Siviglia was composed in just under three weeks,  although the famous overture was actually recycled from two earlier Rossini operas, Aureliano in Palmira and Elisabetta, regina d’Inghilterra and thus contains none of the thematic material in Il barbiere di Siviglia itself.
The premiere of Rossini’s opera at the Teatro Argentina in Rome  was a disaster: In particular, Paisiello and his followers were opposed to the use of basso buffowhich is common in comic opera. The cast of eight had three other members of his family, including the year-old Maria-Felicia, later known as Maria Malibran.
The role of Rosina was originally written for a contralto. The most serious distortion has been the upward transposition of the role of Rosina, turning her from a lustrous alto into a pert soprano. The singing lesson in act 2 has often been turned into “a show-stopping cabaret. Nellie Melba followed suit, accompanying herself on the piano in the final song. Maria Callas sang a cut-down version of Rossini’s own “Contro un cor.
Once after Patti had sung a particularly florid rendition of the opera’s legitimate aria, ‘Una voce poco fa’, Rossini is reported to have asked her: In a public square outside Bartolo’s house a band of musicians and a poor student named Lindoro are serenading, to no avail, the window of Rosina ” Ecco, ridente in cielo “; “There, laughing in the sky”.
Lindoro, who is really the young Count Almaviva in disguise, hopes to make the beautiful Rosina love him for himself — not his money. Almaviva pays off the musicians who then depart, leaving him to brood alone.
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Rosina is the young ward of the grumpy, elderly Bartolo and she is allowed very little freedom because Bartolo plans to marry her once she is of age and thus appropriate her not inconsiderable dowry. Figaro approaches singing Aria: Since Figaro used to be a servant of the Count, the Count asks him for assistance in helping him meet Rosina, offering him money should he be successful in arranging this.
Figaro advises the Count to disguise himself beaumacrhais a drunken soldier, ordered to be billeted with Bartolo, so as to gain entrance to the house.
For this suggestion, Figaro is richly rewarded. The scene begins with Rosina’s cavatina”Una voce poco fa” “A voice a little while ago”. 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 the chance to sing extra, almost svilla, cadenzas, sometimes reaching high Ds or even Fs. 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. 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, Berta the barbrro rushes to Bartolo for protection.
Bartolo tells the “soldier” that he Bartolo has an official exemption which excuses him from the requirement to 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. Bartolo suspiciously demands to know what is in beaumarchaais piece of paper in Rosina’s hands, but she fools him by handing over her laundry list. Bartolo and the Count argue loudly. Basilio enters; then Figaro, who warns that the noise of the argument is rousing the whole neighborhood.
Finally, the noise attracts the attention of the Officer of the Watch and his troops, who crowd into the room.
Bartolo demands that the Officer arrest the “drunken soldier”. The Officer starts to do so, but Almaviva quietly reveals his true identity to the Officer, and he the Officer backs off and stands down.
Bartolo and Basilio are astonished and mystified; Figaro laughs quietly at them. The confusion intensifies and causes everyone to suffer headaches and auditory hallucinations “Mi par d’esser con la testa in un’orrida fucina; dell’incudini sonore l’importuno strepitar.
Almaviva again appears at the doctor’s house, this time disguised as a priest who is also a singing tutor and pretending to act as substitute for the supposedly ailing Basilio, Rosina’s regular singing teacher. Initially, Bartolo is suspicious, but does allow Almaviva to enter when the Count gives him Rosina’s letter.
He describes his plan to discredit Lindoro whom he believes to be one of the Count’s servants, intent on pursuing women for his master. While Almaviva pretends to give Rosina her singing lesson, Figaro arrives to shave Bartolo. Bartolo demurs, but Figaro makes such ssevilla scene he agrees, but in order not to leave the supposed music master alone with Rosina, the doctor has Figaro shave him right there in the music room.
When Basilio suddenly appears, he is bribed by a full purse from Almaviva and persuaded to leave again, with much discussion of how ill he looks. Figaro begins to shave Bartolo, but Bartolo overhears the lovers conspiring, and angrily drives everybody away. The scene returns to the location of act 1 with a grill looking out onto the square. Bartolo orders Basilio to have the notary ready to marry him to Rosina that evening. He also explains his plot to come between barbfro lovers.
Basilio leaves and Rosina arrives. Bartolo shows Rosina the letter she wrote to “Lindoro”, and persuades her that this is evidence that Lindoro is merely a flunky of Almaviva and is toying with her at Almaviva’s behest. Rosina believes him and agrees sevjlla marry him.
During an instrumental interlude, the music creates a thunder storm to indicate the passage of time. The Count and Figaro climb up a ladder to the balcony and enter the room through a window. Rosina barbefo Almaviva the letter and accuses him of betraying her. Almaviva reveals his identity and the two reconcile. While Almaviva and Rosina are enraptured by one another, Figaro keeps urging them to leave. Two beaumarchsis are heard approaching the front door, who later turn out to be Basilio and the notary.
However, when the Count, Rosina, and Figaro attempt to leave sevilpa way of the ladder, they discover it has been removed. The marriage contract requires two witnesses; Figaro is one, but another is needed.
The Count makes Beaumarxhais an offer he can’t refuse: He and Figaro witness the signatures to a marriage contract between the Count and Rosina. Bartolo barges in, accompanied by the Officer and the men of the watch, but too sevilal the marriage is already complete. The befuddled Bartolo who was the one who had removed the ladder is pacified by being allowed to retain Rosina’s dowry. The opera concludes with an anthem to love “Amor e fede eterna, si vegga in noi regnar!
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see The Barber of Seville disambiguation. Barhero barbiere di Siviglia, ossia L’inutile precauzione. Aurelia Dobrovolskaya lyric coloratura soprano The Barber of Seville discography. Direzione della nuova antologia in Italian. Direzione della nuova antologia.
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Gazzetta Piemontese in Italian. The Bel Canto Operas. Archived from the original on 17 September Retrieved 8 May The case of the vanishing contralto Archived 18 July at the Wayback Machine. Although the program baeumarchais lists Figaro as a bass, all other sources cited here have baritone. Contemporary printed scores tend to list Rosina as a mezzo-soprano role, and the role is listed as mezzo-soprano by Charles Osbornep.
Actual casting practice of opera houses varies widely. Some mezzo-sopranos can sing it as originally written without alteration, but a popular transposed version is often used when a soprano is cast in the role. In dee performance the role of Berta is also sung by mezzo-sopranos, and it is listed as mezzo-soprano by Richard Osbornep. Archived 10 Beaumarchasi at the Wayback Machine. Pierre Beaumarchais ‘s Figaro Trilogy. Messa di Gloria Stabat materPetite messe solennelle The Barber of Seville William Tell.
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