il Barbiere di Siviglia

Maria Callas - Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia (1958/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia (1958) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 130:09 minutes | 2,76 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklets

As she demonstrated in both Il barbiere di Siviglia and Il turco in Italia, Callas, the great tragedienne, could also turn her skills to comedy. As it happened, the 1956 La Scala production of Rossini's most popular opera did not prove a great success with audiences, but its stars - Callas, Tito Gobbi and Luigi Alva - reassembled in London the following year for this recording. Callas sang the role of Rosina at its original mezzo-soprano pitch and her version of 'Una voce poco fa' - punctuated by an unforgettable 'ma' ('but') in the cabaletta - is a miracle of both elegance and wit.
Rossini - Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Andrea Battistoni) (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Rossini - Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Andrea Battistoni) (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23931 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 170 min | 39,8 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3985 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 170 min | 9,18 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bit
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Korean

In Parma, where audiences are considered the most discerning in all Italy, the benchmark for vocal artists is set traditionally high. Operagoers here are intimately familiar with the works of their favourites, from Rossini to Puccini, and know every tricky corner by heart. God forbid any singer who fails to accomplish the task without due seemliness Unsurprisingly, then, this performance attempts no directorial experiments. The main setting for this realistically inspired production both indoors and out is Rosinas house, which is converted as required into its constituent parts.
Rossini - Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Antonio Pappano) (2009) [BluRay-rip]

Rossini - Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Antonio Pappano) (2009) [BluRay-rip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 (16:9) / 2762 kbps / 29,97 fps | 176 min | 3,99 Gb
Audio: Italian / AAC / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 448 kbps
Classical | Erato | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish

Captured live at London’s Royal Opera House, this Barbiere, with its unbeatable cast and the directors’ characteristic wit and intelligence, offers a unique dramatic twist: Joyce DiDonato, who had broken her leg on the opening night, went on with the show. As she said: “Being trapped in the wheelchair was a quite literal way of demonstrating Rosina's huge desire to break free.
Rossini - Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Will Humburg, Sonia Ganassi, Ramon Vargas) [1993]

Rossini - Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Will Humburg, Sonia Ganassi, Ramon Vargas) [1993]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 3cd, 605.28 MB
Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog Number: 8.660027-29

The Naxos label has done a wonderful job of providing opera-lovers with inexpensive recordings of both repertory and rare operas. This recording of Rossini's perennial "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" sets a standard which will be hard to sustain. The orchestra, a group of players from the Hungarian State Opera, are lively and alert to the musical presentation desired by conductor Humburg. The soloists are, with few exceptions, wonderful. Roberto Servile in the title role is as good as modern baritones get in the role–he sings well and is having a marvelous time of it. Franco de Grandis sings splendidly as Don Basilio. Sonia Ganassi, singing Rosina, brings good coloratura technique to Rossini's sometimes fiendish writing, but somehow lacks those indefinable qualities which make a great Rosina…
Rossini - Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Andrea Battistoni, Dmitry Korchak, Luca Salsi, Ketevan Kemoklidze) [2012]

Rossini - Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Andrea Battistoni, Dmitry Korchak, Luca Salsi, Ketevan Kemoklidze) [2012]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch); (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 6.97 Gb + 3.78 Gb (DVD9+DVD5)
Classical | Label: Art Haus | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Japanese, Korean | 170 min | +3% Recovery

An opera buffa, a comedy, a masterpiece of intrigues, lies and love! 'Il Barbiere di Siviglia' (The Barber of Seville), an opera in two acts by Gioachino Rossini, from the Teatro Regio di Parma. The production stars Dmitry Korchak as Il Conte d'Almaviva, Ketevan Kemoklidze as Rosina, Luca Salsi as Figaro and Giovanni Furlanetto as Don Basilio. The aging Doctor Bartolo longs to marry Rosina; but with the aid of the energetic and enterprising barber Figaro, the Count succeeds in gaining entry to Bartolo's house disguised first as a soldier then as a music teacher…
Rossini - Il barbiere di Siviglia (Antonio Papano, Juan Diego Florez, Joyce DiDonato) [2010]

Rossini - Il barbiere di Siviglia (Antonio Papano, Juan Diego Florez, Joyce DiDonato) [2010]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Italiano (LPCM, 2 ch); (DTS, 6 ch) | 7,52+6,08Gb (2*DVD9)
Classical | Label: Virgin | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol | 176 min

This DVD is in fact the "break a leg" version which sees Joyce DiDonato perform her role in a wheelchair - a story which has occupied international headlines last year - and definitely a DVD which will stand out. The DVD will include bonus features like an interview with Joyce on her stage accident and subsequent wheelchair performances… (Opera News)
Rossini - Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Miguel Gomez-Martinez) [2006]

Rossini - Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Miguel Gomez-Martinez) [2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans | 602.64 MB
Classical | Label: Sony BMG | Catalog Number: 804880

“Here's a Barbiere light of heart and light of touch, graceful in style, with fresh, youngsounding voices (where appropriate), well schooled so as to make those forbiddingly difficult vocal flights sound like flights of fancy, quick as thought and natural as intuition.
It's a concert performance and carries with it a real sense of enjoyment. The Overture moves with relish as from one good thing to another, and movement is the motto for most of the first act. Fiorello and the chorus are no clod-hoppers and the Count is no show-off. 'Ecco ridente' has the assurance of a young aristocrat who has practised his scales and scorns the use of aspirates.( Gramophone )
Rossini - Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Maurizio Barbacini, Anna Bonitatibus, Leo Nucci) [2005]

Rossini - Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Maurizio Barbacini, Anna Bonitatibus, Leo Nucci) [2005]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) Italiano (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.29 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Hardy Classic | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Espanol | 157 min | +3% Recovery

Un piacevolissimo ascolto, assai generoso Leo Nucci ancora una volta Figaro: il pubblico del Teatro Regio di Parma ha mostrato di apprezzare molto questa edizione della travolgente, divertita opera rossiniana Il barbiere di Siviglia, direttore d'orchestra Maurizio Barbacini, dopo la preziosa apertura dell'Alceste, un'opera poco nota, più ardua alla comprensione. Divertimento, allegria, un bel ritmo d'insieme, con Leo Nucci gran mattatore pronto con fresca ilarità, assaporando il piacere dell'applauso tra ammiccamenti e dimostrazioni d'abilità, a replicare il pezzo più noto, la bella vita del "factotum della città", da tutti richiesto per ogni questione e difficoltà. ..
Rossini - Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Gianluigi Gelmetti) (2008) [Blu-Ray]

Rossini - Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Gianluigi Gelmetti) (2008) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 20496 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 167 min | 44,6 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3717 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 167 min | 9,08 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bit
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese

The cast for this Teatro Real de Madrid production is outstanding across the board. Figaro is the glue of any successful Barber— he moves the action ahead and the audience must look forward to his every appearance, vocally and dramatically. From the first bars of “Largo al factotum della città,” we know Pietro Spagnoli’s got the goods, with a satisfyingly solid and nimble baritone and a natural elegance to his movements on stage. Bruno Praticò is a prime basso buffo practitioner, impressively adept with the patter of Bartolo’s first act aria, his representation of the not-so-good Doctor suitably ridiculous, abetted by a Tweedledum/Tweedledee sort of costume. As Don Basilio, veteran Ruggero Raimondi exudes a perfect blend of decrepitude and cunning; if his voice is no longer as resplendent as it was 20 years ago, he still has a wonderful stage presence.
Rossini - Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Alberto Zedda, Jennifer Larmore)

Rossini - Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Alberto Zedda, Jennifer Larmore) [2003/1992]
PAL 4:3 (720x576) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.46 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | ArtHaus | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano | 154 min | +3% Recovery

In an audio recording, the distinctive quality of this Netherlands Opera production of The Barber of Seville would go unnoticed, and a lot of people might like it better without pictures. The singing is first-class, with a pert, smart, visually appealing Rosina (Jennifer Larmore), a Count who can spin out bel canto melodies and also do a good drunk scene (Richard Croft), and a Figaro with lots of personality (David Malis). Conductor Alberto Zedda is an expert in the music of Rossini, but video reveals that, for better or for worse, this Barber of Seville differs radically from other treatments of Rossini's comic masterpiece… –Joe McLellan