Premiere 17 V 1997
opera in two acts
libretto by Cesare Sterbini based on the comedy by Pierre Beaumarchais
sung in Italian with Polish surtitles
conductor Massimiliano Caldi
director Marek Weiss-Grzesiński
set designer Ryszard Kaja
chorus master Mariusz Otto
lighting designer Marek Rydian
“Una voce poco fa” or “Largo al factotum” is on the lips of every person who
has just seen The Barber of Seville. In spite of its premiere being a failure,
master of opera buffa Gioacchino Rossini has created an immortal work
that does not cease to entertain and amaze audiences on all continents.
The story is fast-paced and consistent, abounding in light intrigues and
errors which lead the protagonists to a happy finale.