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Prospect recommends: The best opera this month

Awe-inspiring music around the country

By Neil Norman   June 2016

A scene from Giulio Cesare at Glyndebourne Festival ©Tristram Kenton

Il barbiere di Siviglia Glyndebourne Festival Opera, 22nd May to 17th July

The gold standard for comic operas, Gioachino Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia was not the first opera to be made from Pierre Beaumarchais’s trilogy of plays featuring the irrepressible hairdresser Figaro. There were many others knocking around at the end of the 18th century. When Rossini’s version received its premiere in 1816, fans of Giovanni…

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