Il Barbiere di Siviglia – Staged by Michael Hampe
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Rossini was 24 years old when he wrote his seventeenth opera and most renowned "buffa", The Barber of Seville, in barely three weeks. This recording is from the 1988 Schwetzinger Festspiele. The production by Michael Hampe is distinguished by a humorous direction of movement, featuring the world-class mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli.
Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia