Wednesday, September 20, 2017

September 20, 2003: Barbiere di Siviglia in Vienna

2003-09-20 Il Barbiere di Siviglia (G. Rossini), Wiener Staatsoper

Almaviva = Juan Diego Florez
Bartolo = Alfred Sramek
Rosina = Enkelejda Shkosa
Figaro = Carlos Alvarez
Basilio = Kurt Rydl
Fiorello = Eirijo Kaioil
Ambrogio = Oleg Savara
Marcellina (Berta) = Aarona Bogdan
Ein Offizier = Johann Reinprecht

Fabio Luisi, conductor

Wiener Staatsoper
Samstag, 20. september 2003
305. Aufführung in dieser Inszenierung

Il barbiere di Siviglia
Commedia in zwei Akten
von Cesare Sterbini nach dem gleichnamigen Lustspiel von Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais
Musik von Gioachino Rossini

Dirigent Fabio Luisi
Nach einer Inszenierung
von Günther Rennert
Regie Richard Bletschacher
Ausstattung Alfred Siercke
Chorleitung Ernst Dunshirn


The conductor, Fabio Luisi, have a good name for opera-conducting, but I did not like how the Sinfonia was played. Too fast, not possible to enjoy the whole of it. Only in parts seemed the tempi to be right. I think it was because it if possible for the strings to play faster than the woodwind and brass, since the string breath independently from their instruments. The Sinfonia was played as if it was a race.

Regie / Scenography: Günter Rennert / Richard Blettschacher / Alfred Siercke was great. A truly enjoyable Barbiere was expected.

And the Conte Almaviva (Juan Diego Florez), Dottor Bartolo (Alfred Sramek). Rosina (Enkelejda Shkosa), Figaro (Carlos Alvarez), Don Basilio (Kurt Rydl) was all great and so was everybody else.

After the opera, the singers came out, and Shkosa came out first, then Rydl, Sramek, Florez and Alvarez, or at least that was how I photographed them. At 23.30 the doors closed. And even though a lot of JCx members was there, and they were going to the bistro again, I said Good-bye to my friends, and went back to my hotel. At midnight I was in my hotel room again.

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