About the film
opera opera live performance
Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Release Date: March 24, 2007
|Production Companies||:||The Metropolitan Opera|
|Director||:||Gary Halvorson, Bartlett Sher|
|Writers||:||Cesare Sterbini, Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais|
Audiences went wild for Bartlett Sher’s dynamic production, which found fresh and surprising ways to bring Rossini’s effervescent comedy closer to them than ever before. The stellar cast leapt to the challenge with irresistible energy and bravura vocalism. Juan Diego Flórez is Count Almaviva, who fires off showstopping coloratura as he woos Joyce DiDonato’s spirited Rosina—with assistance from Peter Mattei as the one and only Figaro, Seville’s beloved barber and man-about-town.