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THE BARBER OF SEVILLE
Gioachino Rossini
A new way of experiencing the Grand Opera

The Opera is a travelling show and each act is set in a different hall of one of the most fascinating Venetian palaces: Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto.
This is how the Musica a Palazzo ensemble conceives the “Chamber Opera”: the traditional setting of Opera in the theatre is replaced by a stage that fits in perfectly with the scenery: every act takes an place in a different hall of the palace, the magnificent baroque furnishings are a natural complement to the set design. The originality of the direction is represented by the interaction between the singers, the instrumentalists and the audience, breaking down any kind of barrier between them and giving the viewer the thrill of experiencing the Opera from within.

Il Barbiere di Siviglia (‘The Barber of Seville’) is an opera by Gioacchino Rossini, with its libretto by Cesare Sterbini, based on a play with the same name by Pierre­Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais. 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.

Wednesday
25
NOVEMBER
 
placeBarbarigo Minotto Palace
event Wednesday 25 NOVEMBER 2020
access_timeTIME 20,30
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THE BARBER OF SEVILLE

A light-hearted melodrama in two acts

Music by Gioachino Rossini

Libretto by Cesare Sterbini

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