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Rossini: Il barbiere di siviglia 2014 Debute in the Hungarian State Opera as Rosina

2014-02-09

Figaro here, Figaro there... the Opera's audience will again get the chance to see this now-classic and virtuosic production, directed by András Békés, of one of the most famous "operas of intrigues" of all time. 

Rossini's catchy melodies have immortalised the scheming barber, the protagonist of the dramatic trilogy by Beaumarchais. 
Originally written for the 1816 carnival season in Rome, the work immediately set forth on a path of glory that has lasted until this day.
At the time of its premier, one critic wrote of András Békés's directing that it was a "frenetic production that accelerated nuanced observations of humanity to the point of the absurd.
" The original production, originally premiered at the Erkel Theatre in 1986, was adapted for the Opera House stage by Balázs Kovalik in 2009.