il Barbiere di Siviglia

Claudio Abbado - Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia (1972/2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Claudio Abbado - Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia (1972/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 138:23 minutes | 2.43 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Deutsche Grammophon is proud to release this truly legendary opera recording from the golden age of stereo, remastered in 96kHz from the original analogue tapes, presented on HighResAudio. The Barber of Seville, or The Futile Precaution is an opera buffa in two acts by Gioachino Rossini with an Italian libretto by Cesare Sterbini. The libretto was based on Pierre Beaumarchais's French comedy Le Barbier de Séville (1775). The première of Rossini's opera (under the title Almaviva, o sia L'inutile precauzione) took place on 20 February 1816 at the Teatro Argentina, Rome.
Alberto Zedda, The Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Jennifer Larmore - Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (2003)

Alberto Zedda, The Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Jennifer Larmore - Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (2003)
PAL 4:3 (720x576) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 154 min | 7,46 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano | Recorded: 1992

For his first opera production, Dario Fo, the theatre director known for his brilliant wit, chose to stage Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia for the Netherlands Opera. First mounted in 1987, it was a huge success and a live recording of its revival in May 1992, the 200th anniversary of Rossini's birth, has been made. Fo has said that 'Rossini is the musician of eating and love. He composes music rich in herbs and aromas, in which you find olives, tomatoes, fish, grapes, roses and rosemary, sheets and tablecloths, dry wine and the laughter of girls.' His 'Barbiere' is a joyful carnival. During the overture he fills the stage with carnival revellers and immediately the commedia dell'arte origins of opera buffa are restored. Visual theatrics abound, never at the expense of the music, but highlighting it, engaging the eye as well as the ear. Fo addresses the heart more than the intellect and Rossini's comedy comes up dazzling and vital.
Wilhelm Keitel, Putbus Festival Orchestra & Chorus - Paisiello: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (1997)

Wilhelm Keitel, Putbus Festival Orchestra & Chorus - Paisiello: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 409 Mb | Total time: 65:36+38:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arte Nova | # 74321 49702 2 | Recorded: 1997

Il barbiere di Siviglia, ovvero La precauzione inutile (The Barber of Seville, or The Useless Precaution) is a comic opera by Giovanni Paisiello from a libretto by Giuseppe Petrosellini, even though his name is not identified on the score's title page. The opera was first performed on 26 September 1782 (old Russian calendar, 15 September) at the Imperial Court, Saint Petersburg. It was adapted from the play Le Barbier de Séville of Pierre Beaumarchais. The full title for the opera reads: "Il barbiere di Siviglia, ovvero La Precauzione inutile, dramma giocoso per musica tradotto liberamente dal francese, da rappresentarsi nel Teatro Imperiale del corte, l'anno 1782" (Trans: "The Barber of Seville, or The Useless Precaution, comical drama with music freely translated from the French, presented at the Imperial Court Theater, the year 1782")
Andrea Battistoni, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Andrea Battistoni, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (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 / 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.
Ralf Weikert, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia [2010/1989]

Rossini - Il barbiere di Siviglia (Ralf Weikert, Kathleen Battle, Rockwell Blake, Leo Nucci) [2010/1989]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 6.19 Gb+3.92 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 160 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

The stellar cast of this popular opera includes superb singers as well as excellent actors like Kathleen Battle, Leo Nucci, Rockwell Blake, Ferruccio Furlanetto and Enza Dara
Critical praise for this production: “One of [the Met’s] most ingenious stagings in recent years…made to order for a great Rossini ensemble” (New York Times ) – and for this ensemble: “Battle’s coloratura flowed with astonishing ease and grace, beautifully varied in color” (New York Times). “Alongside Battle’s stunning Rosina, the cast is close to ideal…Blake’s Almaviva is extraordinary…Nucci is a remarkable Figaro…Furlanetto makes a formidable Basilio, Dara an irresistible Bartolo” (Répertoire)
Miguel Gomez-Martinez, Munchner Rundfunkorchester, Elina Garanca, Lawrence Brownlee - Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia (2006)

Miguel Gomez-Martinez, Munchner Rundfunkorchester, Elīna Garanča, Lawrence Brownlee - Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 603 Mb | Total time: 72:46+79:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony | # 82876 80429 2 | Recorded: 2005

Of Rossini’s thirty-nine operas Il barbiere di Siviglia is the only one to have remained in the repertoire since its composition. When the composer met Beethoven in Vienna the great man told Rossini to only compose buffa operas like Il Barbiere. Verdi was also a great admirer of the work as he was of Rossini’s opera seria and particularly his William Tell. Il Barbiere was one of the works Rossini squeezed in during his contract as Musical Director of the Royal Theatres at Naples and where he was supposed to present two new works every year.
Antonio Pappano, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (2010) [Blu-Ray]

Rossini - Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Antonio Pappano, Joyce DiDonato, Juan Diego Flórez) (2010) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 177 min | 45,5 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 177 min | 9,59 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bit
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.
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.
Jean-Pierre Ponnelle, Claudio Abbado, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia [2005/1972]

Rossini - Il barbiere di Siviglia (Claudio Abbado, Herman Prey, Teresa Berganza, Luigi Alva) [2005/1972]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.80 Gb (DVD9) | 140 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Claudio Abbado’s youthful Beatle­cut marks the age of this film‚ still one of the better screen Barbieres if not absolutely the best. Jean­Pierre Ponnelle based it on his Scala stagings‚ but filmed it‚ as he always preferred‚ in studio and in lip­sync – more successfully than most. As a result‚ it looks and sounds very much fresher on DVD than contemp­orary videotapes.
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…