The Barber of Seville in Full Score: the Compilation of a World-class Comic Opera by Gioachino RossiniWednesday, February 29th, 2012
Author: Sherry Helms
To commemorate the Birth Anniversary of Gioachino Antonio Rossini, nothing can be the best way than to watching and listening to the Rossini’s popular Operas. But, there are least the chances of their availability. So, in that case, opera-lovers might read his one of the best works, The Barber of Seville in Full Score, and subsequently, can pay tribute to this legendary Italian composer of 19th century on his birthday.
The Barber of Seville is an opera in which nobody dies. This comic work of Rossini is proved to be one of the greatest masterpieces of comedy within music. As well as it is considered as the most popular and frequently performed and recorded Opera Buffa of all time. It consists of all the features of an Opera Buffa, such as funny plot, great tunes (including nine of the most immediately recognizable notes in Western music: “Figaro, Figaro, Figaro!”), irresistible characters, and a well-composed overture.
This masterpiece of Gioachino Rossini unveils the story of a Barber named Figaro whom everyone comes to seek advice to. From the fast-paced overture to the “Figaro” aria , this opera serves a non-stop joy.
Even after two hundred years of its composition, it has the essence of that greatness on the modern opera stages. Adored for its fanatically and meticulously sketched characters, melodic elegance, and rhythmic elation, it features superb libretto along with the original, delightful orchestration.
If you seek for a great score of a great opera, you can go for The Barber of Seville in Full Score, a complete orchestral score of Rossini’s most-performed comic opera ever.