Fo has said that ";Rossini is the musician of eating and love. He composes music rich in herbs and aromas, in which you find olives, tomatoes, fish, grapes, roses and rosemary, sheets and tablecloths, dry wine and the laughter of girls." His Barber is a joyful carnival.
During the overture he fills the stage with carnival revelers and immediately the commedia dell’arte origins of opera buffa are restored. Visual theatrics abound, never at the expense of the music, but highlighting it, engaging the eye as well as the ear. Fo addresses the heart more than the intellect and Rossini’s comedy comes up dazzling and vital.
David MalisJennifer LarmoreRichard CroftSimone AlaimoRenato CapecchiLeonie SchoonRoger Smeets
Composer: Gioachino RossiniLibretto: Cesare Sterbini
The Netherlands Chamber OrchestraConductor: Alberto Zedda
Chorus of The Netherlands OperaChorus Master: Winifried Maczewski
Stage Director and Designer: Dario FoProducer: George Van Breeman
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