The Barber of Seville

18 June 2019, Tue. 18:30
Odessa Opera and Ballet Theater Odessa, 1 Tchaikovsky Street
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Why should you go to The Barber of Seville?

1. To join the world opera classics.
2. Enjoy chic music numbers.
3. "To die" from pleasure and laughter.

The Barber of Seville is the opera buff by Italian composer Gioacchino Rossini. It is based on the comedy of the French playwright Pierre Beaumarchais.

Opera-buffa is a genre characterized by mobility of action, cheerful slapstick, parody, brightness. It originated in the 18th century, and in the 19th century its traditions were actively supported by the genius Gioacchino Rossini. The history of the European fame of the composer began with the work “The Barber of Seville”.

The action of the opera plain. There is a young earl in love with a girl (and she reciprocates his love). And there is an old guardian of this very girl, who himself wants to marry his pupil in order to receive her inheritance. But in this opera there is another character - a clever Spaniard from Seville, a scoundrel and a knave by the name of Figaro. He will help the lovers.

Interestingly, Gioacchino Rossini wrote his opera in an amazingly short time (according to various sources, from 2 to 3 weeks). The composer worked with incredible enthusiasm, writing music everywhere - “when I was walking, and when I was eating, and when I was standing, I was lying...”. The premiere performance failed: one actor broke a string, another - hurt. At the most inopportune moment, a cat appeared on the scene. But from the second show begins the triumphal procession of the opera.

Come to enjoy the opera classics!