Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro” (The Marriage of Figaro) with puppets, performed by the Salzburg Marionette Theatre and the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini. Narrated by Sir Peter Ustinov.
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Spanish operatic lyric coloratura soprano Victoria de los Ángeles sings “Una voce poco fa” (English: A voice a little while ago) of Gioachino Rossini’s opera buffa in two acts, “Il barbiere di Siviglia” (The Barber of Seville). From the BBC Telecast in 1962.
Special thanks to Gladys Abulafia Alhanati who made me discover that great performance.
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Maria Callas sings Una voce poco fa, Rosina’s aria from Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), an opera buffa in two acts by Gioachino Rossini with an Italian libretto by Cesare Sterbini. Hamburg, 1959.
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One of the best versions of Rossini’s “Largo al factotum” from “The Barber of Seville”. Sung by British baritone, actor and opera singer John Rawnsley.
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“Largo al factotum” (Make way for the factotum) is an aria from The Barber of Seville (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) by Gioachino Rossini, sung at the first entrance of the title character; the repeated “Figaro”s before the final patter section are an icon in popular culture of operatic singing. The term “factotum” refers to a general servant and comes from the Latin where it literally means “do everything.”