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Il Barbiere di Siviglia at Opéra national de Paris - Opéra Bastille


1/11/2020 - 2/20/2020


Opéra national de Paris - Opéra Bastille

Place de la Bastille
Paris,Île-de-France 75012
Phone: +33 (0)1 71 25 24 23

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In creating this ebullient opera buffa, Rossini captured all the fiery spirit of the comedy by Beaumarchais that inspired it. A native of Venice, birthplace of commedia dell’arte, Damiano Michieletto is highly sensitive to the burlesque vein in Rossini’s music. He transposes the action of this Useless Precaution to a modern-day Seville inspired by the cinema of Almodóvar. Bartolo’s monumental building, where Figaro’s free spirit whirls and twirls, allows this director to give free rein to his off‑beat imagination.

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