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You can understand, in this climate, why Opera North thought that a revival of its 1986 Barber of Seville would be a good idea. It’s a popular opera and they presumably hoped that a strong cast – a nice mixture of youth and experience – would somehow overcome the sort of production which is miles away from where they are artistically at the moment. 799 more words
Opera Lyra’s season opener might not win over opera traditionalists with their new production of The Barber of Seville. Rossini’s famed Spanish comedy has been removed entirely from its 18th century context and placed within a 1940s Seville film studio, which sometimes works in the libretto’s favour but other times it feels like an odd fit. 1,069 more words
Have you ever heard a piece of music and then spend hours upon hours trying to figure out what it is? Usually, it’s easier if it’s a piece of pop music – any genre – because you can generally produce at least a line of lyric to put into the Googlematic Search Engine and get about 23 choices from a single line. 672 more words
Callas! Gobbi! Rossini! EMI Stereo! Now that’s what I call opera.
This is the way to start a music blog – ‘Barber’ is one of the greatest works of music, in turns thrilling, joyful, tender and funny. 350 more words