Thomas Hampson in Rossini's "The Barber of Seville"

February 5
All February, we're enjoying operas born in February! This week, we feature the great baritone Thomas Hampson in Rossini's comic masterpiece, "The Barber of Seville," premiered in February 1816. 

This broadcast begins at 9:30pm.

Gioachino Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)

Thomas Hampson: Figaro
Susanne Mentzer: Rosina
Jerry Hadley: Count Almaviva
Bruno Praticò: Bartolo
Samuel Ramey: Basilio
José Fardilha: Fiorello
Mauro Utzeri: Ambrogio/Ufficiale
Amelia Felle: Berta

Orchestra della Toscana
Gianluigi Gelmetti, conductor

Synopsis

Italian to English Translation of Barber of Seville