Posted: Thursday | 08.16.12
- Il barbiere di Siviglia
For many years I have admired the sound, style, and voice quality of soprano Kathleen Battle. The range of her voice, and the purity and color of her music are totally amazing.
The terrific cast of this popular opera includes superb singers as well as excellent actors like Kathleen Battle, Leo Nucci, Rockwell Blake, Ferruccio Furlanetto and Enza Dara
The list of the singers, and the characters that they portray are:
Kathleen Battle (Rosina), Rockwell Blake (Almaviva), Leo Nucci (Figaro), Enzo Dara (Bartolo) & Ferruccio Furlanetto (Basilio)
- Accompanied by the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Ralf Weikert
This performance of Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia sparkles with a comedic sense and stunning virtuoso singing. If you really want to have an excellent Barbiere from both a musical and dramatic perspective, this is one of the best performances on video. The cast is simply a delight.
Kathleen Battle is the perfect soprano Rosina. Her singing here is a real lesson in Bel Canto singing.
Here is the amazing Kathleen Battle in “Una Voce Poco Fa” from Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Rossini – Metropolitan Opera 1989
And now, from the same opera in 1988:
Tags: Kathleen Battle, soprano, Rossini, Il Barbiere di Siviglia