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

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 ... continued below

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

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Paisiello, Giovanni, 1740-1816; Beaumarchais, Pierre Augustin Caron de, 1732-1799 & Framery, Nicolas Etienne, 1745-1810 1789.

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    Place of Publication: Paris

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  • Main Title: Barbier de Seville [Il barbiere di Siviglia] Opéra comique en quatre actes
  • 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

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.

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

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  • 1789

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  • Nov. 8, 2005, 1:45 p.m.

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Paisiello, Giovanni, 1740-1816; Beaumarchais, Pierre Augustin Caron de, 1732-1799 & Framery, Nicolas Etienne, 1745-1810. Barbier de Seville [Il barbiere di Siviglia] Opéra comique en quatre actes, score, 1789; Paris. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc26/: accessed March 29, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.