Teatro Regio di Torino

Il Barbiere di Siviglia

In Cinemas 29 & 30 Apr, 1 & 4 May 2016
Conductor
Giampaolo Bisanti
Orchestra
Orchestra of the Teatro Regio Torino
Cast
Roberto de Candia, Antonino Siragusa, Marco Filippo Romano, Chiara Amarù
Composer
Gioachino Rossini
Director
Vittorio Borrelli
Set Design
Claudia Boasso
Duration
3h10 incl. interval
Sung in Italian, with English subtitles
Captured live from Teatro Regio Torino, Turin, 2015. Premiere European cinema broadcast 15 Mar 2016

Without a doubt, the most famous comic opera in the history of music and an eternal source of delight. In 18th Century Seville, the young Rosina (Chiara Amarù) is cloistered away by her tutor, the old doctor Bartolo (Marco Filippo Romano), who has got it into his head to marry her. But Rosina is in love with the young Count Almaviva (Antonino Siragusa) who, with the help of jovial Figaro (Roberto de Candia), will try anything to get close to his beloved.

Director Vittorio Borelli has returned the action to its original setting, namely the era of Beaumarchais, with its powdered wigs and silk breeches. The spontaneity of this comedy is able to drag the audience from smile to laughter, it will be difficult to leave the theatre without humming “Largo al factotum della città”.

Teatro Regio di Torino

Inaugurated in 1740, Turin's grand opera house Teatro Regio Torino hosted the world premieres of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut and La Bohème, and the Italian premiere of Strauss’s Salome. Destroyed by fire in 1936, the amazing new Carlo Mollino designed building was opened in 1973

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