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Opera on 3: Live from the Met

Synopsis

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// Barbiere di Siviglia
Despite its disastrous premiere in 1816, Rossini's comic opera has become one of the most popular of the genre. It's the classic romance of the lady and her young suitor, and their attempts to outwit the old man who is her guardian and his rival for her hand in marriage. Presented by Stephanie Hughes.
New York Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Bruno Campanella Act
8.10 Interval: The Met Opera Quiz
Thor Eckert puts listeners' questions to Ken Benson , Robert Dennis and Sarah Bryan Miller.
Send questions to Met Opera Quiz, FDR Station. PO Box 805, New York NY 10150, orviawww.bbc.co.uk/radio3
8.25 Opera Snaps Nicholas Payne reflects on the masterful finale to Act 1 and anticipates some of the musical and dramatic highs and lows to come in Act 2.
8.30 Act 2

Contributors

Presented By: Stephanie Hughes.
Conductor: Bruno Campanella
Unknown: Thor Eckert
Unknown: Ken Benson
Unknown: Robert Dennis
Unknown: Sarah Bryan Miller.
Unknown: Nicholas Payne
Rosina: Ruth Ann Swenson (soprano)
Count Almaviva: Juan Diego Florez (tenor)
Figaro: Dwayne Croft (baritone)
Dr Bartolo: Alfonso Antoniozzi (baritone)
Don Basilio: Paata Burchuladze (bass)
Berta: Claudia Waite (soprano)
Sergeant: Charles Anthony (tenor)
Fiorello: Kamel Boutros (baritone)
Ambrogio: Irwin Reese (tenor)






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