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Il Barbiere Di Siviglia, 18 June 1981

The Opera

Venue: Glyndebourne

Composer: Gioacchino Rossini

Librettist: Cesare Sterbini

Conductor: Elgar Howarth

Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra


Fiorello: Robert Dean

Il Conte D'Almaviva: Max-Rene Cosotti

Figaro: John Rawnsley

Rosina: Yvonne Lea

Bartolo: Claudio Desderi

Berta: Catherine McCord

Ambrogio: Adrian Scott

Basilio: Ferruccio Furlanetto

An Officer: Hugh Davies

Second Officer: Andrew Gallacher

Notary: Anthony Buckeridge

Production Team

Original Producer: John Cox

Staff Director: Michael Beauchamp

Set Designer: William Dudley

Costume Designer: William Dudley

Lighting Designer: Robert Bryan