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Rossini: Il Barbiere Di Siviglia / Santi, Kasarova

Rossini / Kasarova / Lanza / Macias
Release Date: 01/30/2007 
Label:  Euroarts   Catalog #: 2051248  
Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Reinaldo MaciasVesselina KasarovaNicolai GhiaurovManuel Lanza,   ... 
Conductor:  Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Opera House OrchestraZurich Opera House Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Gioacchino Rossini - IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA

Vesselina Kasarova • Manuel Lanza • Reinaldo Macias • Nicolai Ghiaurov • Carlos Chausson
Orchester und Chor Opernhaus Zürich
Nello Santi, conductor

Grischa Asagaroff, stage director

Recorded live at the Opernhaus Zürich, April 2001

Picture format: NTSC • 16:9 anamorphic
Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (all)
Subtitles: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish
Booklet notes: English, German, French
Running time: 161 mins
No. of DVDs: 1

* A “firework display of exhilarating comedy” was how the press described this
Read more Barber of Seville, enthusing about the "unforced liveliness" of the cast.
* The cast was led by Manuel Lanza as Figaro, Reinaldo Macias as the Count, Carlos Chausson as Bartolo and Nicolai Ghiaurov as Basilio. However, the show really belongs to Vesselina Kasarova's colorful Rosina who, according to the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, “turned this Barber into a major event.”
* Conducted by Nello Santi, who animated his orchestra to play with both precision and verve, and who missed not a single point or dab of colour in the score.


“Vesselina Kasarova’s Rosina turned this Barber into a major event. Pearling coloratura, endless resources of vocal colour and nuance and phenomenal acting versatility became mere means to and end: that of making Rosina into a human being of flesh and blood, with heart, humour and considerable brains.” -- Neue Zürcher Zeitung

“Every step went exactly with the music, every gesture matching every note.” -- Zürich Express
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Works on This Recording

Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Reinaldo Macias (Tenor), Vesselina Kasarova (Mezzo Soprano), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass),
Manuel Lanza (Tenor), Carlos Chausson (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Opera House Orchestra,  Zurich Opera House Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
Date of Recording: 4/2001 
Venue:  Live Zurich Opera House 

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