Met Opera on Demand Catalog
Il Barbiere di Siviglia
(Mar. 24, 2007)
Composer: Gioachino Rossini
Librettist: Cesare Sterbini
Benini; DiDonato, Flórez, Mattei, Del Carlo, Relyea
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 45 min.
Audiences went wild for Bartlett Sher’s dynamic production, which found fresh and surprising ways to bring Rossini’s effervescent comedy closer to them than ever before. The stellar cast leapt to the challenge with irresistible energy and bravura vocalism. Juan Diego Flórez is Count Almaviva, who fires off showstopping coloratura as he woos Joyce DiDonato’s spirited Rosina—with assistance from Peter Mattei as the one and only Figaro, Seville’s beloved barber and man-about-town.