View Full Version : Recommend a good production of Il Barbiere Di Siviglia on CD
11-19-2003, 03:11 PM
I'm going to see Il Barbiere Di Siviglia this Friday for the second time and the CD I have (Varviso and Rossini) isn't a very good one - the sound overwhelms the vocals at times, most noticeably during Largo al Factotum, which drives me beserk.
I was hoping a Doper could recommend a particular production and cast on CD that's really good.
11-19-2003, 06:00 PM
I think it's tough to find a good Barber on CD. I've never heard one that I thought was all-around great. Strange, since it's done so often live.
Here are a couple that I've enjoyed, though:
(click "details" on the allmusic page to see the cast list)
I hope that helps some.
11-19-2003, 06:02 PM
P.S. the second of the two is probably the better, in my opinion.
11-19-2003, 07:05 PM
Cool - thanks Figaro! I'd say you were well-suited for this question!
I will use self control and type your username only once. :)
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