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Fun in Seville,
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This review is from: Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) [DVD]  [NTSC] (DVD)
This Barber of Seville is a funny version of this comic opera. The story is not over the top. John Rawnsley is a great Figaro with his manners and facial expressions. Maria Ewing is a real cross-grained adolescent. Claudio Desderi is a credible don Bartolo. Max-Rene Cosotti is a soft and loving count Almaviva and plays a great drunk soldier. The other parts are also done well. Even my fifteen year old son liked the story.