Concert will begin at 18:55 hours GMT
Rossini's 'Il barbiere di Siviglia' with Olivieri, Mironov, Stoyanova and Romano from Milan
Rossini's 'Il barbiere di Siviglia' is an opera buffa in two acts with an Italian libretto by Cesare Sterbini. The libretto was based on Pierre Beaumarchais's French comedy Le Barbier de Séville (1775). In a public square outside Bartolo's house a band of musicians and a poor student named Lindoro are serenading, to no avail, the window of Rosina. Lindoro, who is really the young Count Almaviva in disguise, hopes to make the beautiful Rosina love him for himself—not his money. Almaviva pays off the musicians who then depart, leaving him to brood alone. Performers:
Conte d’Almaviva: Maxim Mironov.
Bartolo: Marco Filippo Romano.
Rosina: Svetlina Stoyanova.
Figaro: Mattia Olivieri.
Don Basilio: Nicola Ulivieri.
Fiorello/ Officer: Costantino Finucci.
Berta: Lavinia Bini.
Teatro alla Scala Choir and Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.