Composers' Specials Series
approx. 50 min.
For ages 6 - 12
Gioacchino Rossini's ill-fated attempt to stage The Barber of Seville in 1816. As seen through the eyes of the 9-year-old granddaughter of one of the ballerinas who danced in the original production, the story unfolds full of suspense, serendipity and superstition. Rossini's friends never lose faith in him-even when everything is going wrong. Filmed in Croatia and The Slovak Republic.
The DVD is in English, Spanish and French languages and includes "The Making of" footage and historical notes.
Features overtures from: The Barber of Seville, The Silken Ladder, The Italian Girl from Algiers, Semiramis, Signo Bruschino, Cinderella, The Thieving Magpie, William Tell.
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