2003-09-20 Il Barbiere di Siviglia (G. Rossini), Wiener Staatsoper

Almaviva = Juan Diego Florez
Bartolo = Alfred Sramek
Rosina = Enkelejda Shkosa
Figaro = Carlos Alvarez
Basilio = Kurt Rydl
Fiorello = Eirijo Kaioil
Ambrogio = Oleg Savara
Marcellina (Berta) = Aarona Bogdan
Ein Offizier = Johann Reinprecht

Fabio Luisi, conductor

Nach einer Inszenierung von -Günther Rennert
Regie - Richard Bletschacher
Ausstattung - Alfred Siercke
Chorleitung - Ernst Dunshirn

The conductor, Fabio Luisi, have a good name for opera-conducting, but I did not like how the Sinfonia was played. Too fast, not possible to enjoy the whole of it. Only in parts seemed the tempi to be right. I think it was because it if possible for the strings to play faster than the woodwind and brass, since the string breath independently from their instruments. The Sinfonia was played as if it was a race.

Regie / Scenography: Günter Rennert / Richard Blettschacher / Alfred Siercke was great. A truly enjoyable Barbiere was expected.

And the Conte Almaviva (Juan Diego Florez), Dottor Bartolo (Alfred Sramek).  Rosina (Enkelejda Shkosa), Figaro (Carlos Alvarez), Don Basilio (Kurt Rydl) was all great and so was everybody else.

After the opera, the singers came out, and Shkosa came out first, then Rydl, Sramek, Florez and Alvarez, or at least that was how I photographed them. At 23.30 the doors closed. And even though a lot of JCx members was there, and they were going to the bistro again, I said Good-bye to my friends, and went back to my hotel. At midnight I was in my hotel room again
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