Opera Premieres



As of September 2nd, Stingray Brava offers masterful operas every Sunday afternoon for six consecutive weeks. In addition to popular classics such as Aida (Verdi), Tosca (Puccini), Carmen (Bizet), and Il Barbiere de Siviglia (Rossini), you can also discover lesser known jewels of the 18th century, including the opera Domenico Cimarosa's buffa Il Matrimonio segreto and a version of Shakespeare's Fallstaff by Antonio Salieri

Sunday, October 7 at 14:05 CEST | Il barbiere de Siviglia

Gabrielle Ferro conducts the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra and Cologne City Opera Choir in a production of Giacchino Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia. Michael Hampe’s humorous direction of this 1988 live performance at the Schwetzinger Festspiele stands out with its high tempo that makes for a highly exuberant production. Among the soloists are Cecilia Bartoli, David Kuebler, Gino Quilico, Carlos Feller and Robert Lloyd. Rossini was only 24 years old when he wrote his seventeenth and most famous opera, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, in an astonishing three weeks in 1816.