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The stage is dark and music suggesting a lightning storm is played.

Beaumarchais’ Le Barbier de Seville : Edited with Introduction and Notes (Classic Reprint)

He and Figaro witness the signatures to a marriage contract between the Count and Rosina. Figaro advises the Count to disguise himself as a drunken soldier, ordered to be billeted with Bartolo, so as to gain entrance to the house.

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The play achieved great popularity for its ingeniously constructed plot and lively wit. The Count makes Basilio an offer he can’t refuse: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The plot involves ebaumarchais Spanish countcalled simply The Count, although “Almaviva” appears as an additional name whether it is a first name or a surname is not clearwho has fallen in love at first sight with a girl called Rosine.

In fear of the drunken man, Berta the housekeeper rushes to Bartolo for protection. Beru Ungureanu rated it it was ok Dec 12, His plans are foiled by Rosine’s guardian, Doctor Bartholo, who keeps her locked up in his house and intends to marry her himself. Though the play was poorly received at first, Beaumarchais worked some fast editing of the script, turning it into a roaring sevile after three days.


In The Guilty Motherthe children of the Count and Countess are named, but no offspring from Figaro or Suzanne are referenced which suggests they remain beaumaarchais. After “pensively proceeding through the two Castillesla ManchaExtremadurathe Sierra Morenaand Andalusia ” he set up shop in Seville, where he became reacquainted with Count Almaviva, and after assisting him with some romantic troubles, was hired as the Count’s personal valet.

Rosina believes him and agrees to marry him. Rosine enters pretending to be quite angry, having chosen the music lesson as an excuse to pick a fight with Bartholo. Olga marked it as to-read Sep 19, You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind. Count Almaviva, disguised as a soldier and pretending to be drunk, enters the house sevilel demands to be quartered there.

Problems playing this file? Rosine then comes out, looking for the Count; Bartholo goes to her and tells her that the man in the house was working for a notorious womanizing count named Almaviva, who plans to have his agents kidnap her.

Rossini was well known for being remarkably productive, completing an average of two operas per year for 19 years, and in some years writing as many as four. Rossini biographical film Rossini!

The Barber of Seville

Eventually he gave up writing, and set himself up as a barber surgeon. Bartolo and the Count argue loudly. Although surprised by Bartolo, Rosina manages to fool him, but he remains suspicious. Unfortunately, Almaviva is in his disguise as Alonzo when he meets Rosine. Contemporary printed scores tend to list Rosina as a mezzo-soprano role, and the role is listed as mezzo-soprano by Charles Osbornep.

Catherine E rated it liked it Jan 18, Conservatorio Statale di Musica “Gioachino Rossini”. Views Read Edit View history. Bartolo demurs, but Figaro makes such a scene beamarchais agrees, but in order not to leave the supposed music master alone with Rosina, the doctor has Figaro shave him right there in the music room.


Archived from the original on 17 September Figaro is inspired by the Commedia dell’arte character of Brighella[4] and like his predecessor he is a clever liar; moral and yet unscrupulous; good humored, helpful and brave, though somewhat embittered and cynical. Apr 27, Anna Josephine rated it really liked it. Internet URLs are the best.

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It is after he returns to work for the Count that he marries Suzanne, though at what point he met her is unclear. Rosine reads the actual note, which contains instructions for her to start a fight with Bartholo. The Count, disguised as a poor university student, waits in hope of catching a glimpse of Rosine, whom he encountered in Madrid and has followed to Seville.

After he grew “disgusted with their ways” he left to become a surgeon, and apparently took up a short-term job in the household of Count Almaviva during this time to support himself. Helena rated it it was ok Oct 15, Figaro and the Count go their separate ways, agreeing to meet again to put their plan in action. Rossini’s opera recounts the events of the first of the three plays by French playwright Pierre de Beaumarchais that revolve around the clever and enterprising character named Figarothe barber of the title.