Barbier de Seville [Il barbiere di Siviglia] Opéra comique en quatre actes

Description:

Paisiello’s Il barbiere di Siviglia was based on the first play, Le barbier de Séville, ou La precaution inutile (1772), of Beaumarchais’s famous trilogy. The controversial commentary on aristocracy caused the play to be banned from the stage for three years. The ban was lifted in 1775 and the work premiered that same year; Beaumarchais finally saw the work performed in 1780 when he was employed by Catherine II in St. Petersburg. Although Rossini’s later opera (of 1816) is more familiar today, Paisiello’s rendition was extremely popular throughout Europe during its time. The work was first performed in St. Petersburg in September of 1782.

Creator(s):
Creation Date: 1789  
Partner(s):
UNT Music Library
Collection(s):
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
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Publisher Info:
Publisher Name: Leduc
Place of Publication: Paris
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1789
  • Digitized: January 2009
Description:

Paisiello’s Il barbiere di Siviglia was based on the first play, Le barbier de Séville, ou La precaution inutile (1772), of Beaumarchais’s famous trilogy. The controversial commentary on aristocracy caused the play to be banned from the stage for three years. The ban was lifted in 1775 and the work premiered that same year; Beaumarchais finally saw the work performed in 1780 when he was employed by Catherine II in St. Petersburg. Although Rossini’s later opera (of 1816) is more familiar today, Paisiello’s rendition was extremely popular throughout Europe during its time. The work was first performed in St. Petersburg in September of 1782.

Physical Description:

score (1 p.l., 253 p.) 33 cm.

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Uniform Title: Barbiere di Siviglia. French
Added Title: Le barbier de Séville
Added Title: Le barbier de Seville [Il barbiere di Siviglia] Opéra comique en quatre actes
Partner:
UNT Music Library
Collection:
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
Identifier:
  • UNTCAT: b1372924 |
  • OCLC: 21478273 |
  • RISM: RISM A/I, P 194
  • OTHER: 1.64
  • CALL-NO: M1500.P25 .B43 1789
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc26
Resource Type: Musical Score/Notation
Format: Image
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Access: Public