LE BARBIER DE SÉVILLE / PROGRAM / Bastille / MAY 2022
Sold by Opéra National de Paris
Inspired by Beaumarchais' comedy, Rossini preserves all its ardour to create this bubbling opera buffa. Originally from Venice, the birthplace of commedia dell'arte, Damiano Michieletto is sensitive to the burlesque vein of Rossinian music. He transposes the action of this 'useless precaution' to a contemporary Seville inspired by the films of Almodovar. The monumental building of Bartolo, tutor of the young Rosina, in which Figaro swirls around like a free electron, allows the director to give free rein to his crazy imagination.