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Musica a Palazzo - Venezia

Rossini Il Barbiere di Siviglia

From 01 September TO 29 September 2021
Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto - Venezia
Program

Rossini : Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Approximately 2 hours, including the interval.
Details on the Performance

Sung in italian (no subtitles)

The opera is set in the 17th century and therefore the halls of Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto are the ideal setting, embellished and complemented by its magnificent Baroque furnishings.

The two acts are performed in three different halls: the Portego (the central hall), Tiepolo Hall and the bedroom with an alcove; during the interval, it is possible to appreciate the splendour of the halls facing the Grand Canal. The palace architecture, with its countless doors in high-quality wood, allows the artists to move around an “all-round” stage space so that the audience can fully participate in Rossini’s most amusing opera. The interiors environments are candlelit and the elegant costumes, designed by Anthony Knight, are inspired by period clothes and made of the finest fabrics.

The exhilarating direction combined with the vocal and instrumental virtuosity of the performers will guarantee the spectators a vibrant, cheerful evening.

Free seating.

  • Venue Info
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  • Synopsis

Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto - Venezia Location San Marco 2504 - Fondamenta Duodo o Barbarigo - (near Campo Santa Maria del Giglio) 30124 Venezia Italie

  • Venue's Capacity: 75

Free seating

During the first interval, guests will be offered a glass of prosecco wine in a hall overlooking the Grand Canal.

The recommended dress code is evening casual (men are advised to wear long trousers and closed shoes).

 

The Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto is facing the Canal Grande, in front of Guggenhiem Museum, but the palace entrance is located in an impasse on the right, at the end of Fondamento Duodo, at only 5 min. from Piazza San Marco

Vaporetto - Stop "Santa Maria del Giglio".

Synopsis

Il Barbiere di Siviglia

IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA A LIGHT HEARTED OPERA WITH COMEDIC MOMENTS

Set in Spain in the 17th century, Rossini's opera, The Barber of Seville, is a famous and thoroughly entertaining show. The energy that this opera delivers, is quite different from the majority of operatic narratives, in the sense of its well placed humour and lack of dramatic highs and lows, as well as the absence of a crescendo, generally featured in most plays. Laughter is key, with Il Barbiere di Sivigliaand its happy ending stays in line with its feel good factor, to keep audiences amused and exultant.

THE HISTORY
Dr Bartolo wants to marry Rosina, for her inheritance. Count Almaviva, captivated by Rosina, serenades her, outside Bartolo's home. Disguising himself as Lindora, to gain Rosina's affection, Almaviva makes his wishes known. Rosina agrees to elope with Lindora, but changes her mind, not realising Lindora is Almaviva. Upon realisation, they marry, with Figaro's help. Bartolo, receiving her dowry, is appeased.

Act 1
A group of musicians congregate outside Dr Bartolo's home, with Count Almaviva. He serenades Rosina, who is kept under lock and key, in the doctor's residence. Unable to secure an answer to his serenade, Almaviva pays the musicians, sending them away. Figaro, the barber, approaches and Almaviva asks for his advice. Figaro devises a plan, while Dr Bartolo, leaves home, with his plot to marry Rosina. Figaro tells Almaviva to disguise himself as Lindora, to attract Rosina's attention. He serenades her, saying he only has love to give. Figaro creates another plan, for Almaviva to gain entry into Dr Bartolo's home, telling him to disguise himself as a drunken solider. Figaro enters Dr Bartolo's home, although Bartolo doesn't believe Almaviva's story.

Act 2
Almaviva disguises himself as the music tutor Basilio's assistant, telling Bartolo that Basilio is sick. Bartolo, falling for this, invites Almaviva inside. Figaro arrives, taking Bartolo into another room, giving Almaviva and Rosina time alone. Almaviva and Rosina plan to elope. While shaving Bartolo, Figaro steals a key from the balcony. Once Figaro and Almaviva leave, Bartolo informs Rosina of Lindora's scheme to secure a marriage between her and Almaviva. Rosina, angered, agrees to marry Bartolo. He leaves to fetch a notary to marry Rosina. When Almaviva and Figaro return, Rosina refuses to leave with them, but agrees when told Lindora is truly Almaviva. They marry and Bartolo, once given Rosina's dowry, is satisfied.

MAIN ROLES
Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Count Almaviva,  - Tenor
Rosina, heiress and ward of Dr Bartolo- Soprano
Dr Bartolo, guardian of Rosina - Baritone
Figaro, and Helper of Count Almaviva - Baritone
Basilo, Music Tutor - Bass

Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto

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