Monday, February 13, 2012


Well it's the opening day of rehearsal and we have 26 more days (of intense work by the singers and production staff ) until you have your first chance to see BLO's colorful production of Rossini's masterpiece THE BARBER of SEVILLE. I thought it might be fun to having a running, daily check-in with Rossini's world  here on the blog ... consisting of anecdotes, film clips, various (and wildly varied) performances of his music, etc. I think Rossini  himself, a sardonic self critic, fabled raconteur, and creator of exemplary (even manic) musical wit might well be intrigued or charmed at what we turn up--or perhaps in some cases amusingly  appalled with what has been done in his name. Enjoy.
--John Conklin

What better way to kick off than with an Overture:

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