This Day in History: The Barber of Seville’s Disastrous Debut (1816)

This Day in History:
The Barber of Seville’s Disastrous Debut (1816)

In 1816, Italian composer Gioacchino Rossini produced The Barber of Seville, based on the comedy by French playwright Pierre Beaumarchais. Though Rossini created much of the opera’s music in just weeks, it resounds with his brilliant arias, ensemble numbers, and famous crescendos. Still, several on-stage accidents and constant jeers from the audience, likely spurred by supporters of one of Rossini’s rivals, made its debut in Rome a disaster. What happened during the second performance? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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