Il Barbiere di Siviglia

The Barber of Seville hand-to-hand

Interview with Lawrence Brownlee and Pretty Yende

By Octave 22 February 2016


Lawrence Brownlee and Pretty Yende share the stage of the Opera Bastille in an electric production of Rossini’s Barbiere di Siviglia. The bel canto tenor forms a dynamic duo with the South African soprano for her Paris Opera debut. On the eve of the dress rehearsal, they had accepted to talk to us about their vision of the characters and working with stage director Damiano Michelietto. 

Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini
The composer's opera buffa transcends the spirit of Beaumarchais’ comedy and combines the absurd with a touch of satirical realism in a score where rhythm and virtuosity place the comic effects in an ongoing dramatic narration. ...

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