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from Act II of the Italian opera Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini
Libretto: Cesare Sterbini

Role: Berta, servant to Doctor Bartolo
Voice Part: mezzo-soprano       Fach: lyric mezzo
Setting: The music room of Dr. Bartolo.
Synopsis: After much commotion, Berta wonders why people in love act so crazily, but at the same time, wishes she wasn't so old so she could find out for herself.
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Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Ates Uslu (added 1997-07-20)
Sheet Music/Scores:
none
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from Act II of the Italian opera Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini
Libretto: Cesare Sterbini

Role: Count Almaviva, a young Spanish nobleman
Voice Part: tenor       Fach: tenor leggiero
Setting: The music room of Dr. Bartolo
Synopsis: After Almaviva and Rosina are married, Dr. Bartolo comes in with the police to try and prevent the marriage. The marriage contract has been signed though, and Almaviva sings of his joy in having won Rosina.
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Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Ates Uslu (added 1997-07-20)
Sheet Music/Scores:
The Ultimate Tenor Aria Album (Version 2.0). Published by CD Sheet Music. Available at Amazon.com and Sheetmusicplus.com.
Recordings:
none
from Act I, Scene I of the Italian opera Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini
Libretto: Cesare Sterbini

Role: Count Almaviva, a young Spanish nobleman
Voice Part: tenor       Fach: tenor leggiero
Setting: Ouside Dr. Bartolo's house at daybreak
Synopsis: Count Almaviva has fallen in love with Rosina. He stands outside of her house and serenades her.
Range: Tessitura:
F#/Gb3 - B4G3 - G4
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Ates Uslu (added 1997-07-27)
Sheet Music/Scores:
The Ultimate Tenor Aria Album (Version 2.0). Published by CD Sheet Music. Available at Amazon.com and Sheetmusicplus.com.
Celebri Arie di Opere - Volume 4. Published by Ricordi. Available at Sheetmusicplus.com.
Anthology of Italian Opera - Tenor. Published by Ricordi. Available at Amazon.com and Sheetmusicplus.com.
Recordings:
none
from Act I, Scene I of the Italian opera Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini
Libretto: Cesare Sterbini

Role: Count Almaviva, a young Spanish nobleman
Voice Part: tenor       Fach: tenor leggiero
Setting: Ouside Dr. Bartolo's house at daybreak
Synopsis: The Count serenades Rosina, the intended bride of Dr. Bartolo, hoping to win her affections. He does not want her to love him for his wealth and rank, though, so he says he is poor man named Lindoro and that he would like to be her husband.
Range: Tessitura:
E3 - G#/Ab4not entered
Translations/Aria Texts:
Sheet Music/Scores:
The Ultimate Tenor Aria Album (Version 2.0). Published by CD Sheet Music. Available at Amazon.com and Sheetmusicplus.com.
Anthology of Italian Opera - Tenor. Published by Ricordi. Available at Amazon.com and Sheetmusicplus.com.
Recordings:
none
from Act I, Scene II of the Italian opera Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini
Libretto: Cesare Sterbini

Role: Doctor Bartolo, a physician and Rosina's guardian
Voice Part: bass-baritone       Fach: lyric bass
Setting: A room in Dr. Bartolo's house
Synopsis: After Rosina tries to deceive Dr. Bartolo by telling him many different lies, he declares that a doctor of his kind should not be treated as such and orders her locked in her room.
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Libretto entered by Ates Uslu (added 1997-07-20)
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none
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none
from Act I, Scene II of the Italian opera Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini
Libretto: Cesare Sterbini

Role: Don Basilio, a music teacher
Voice Part: bass       Fach: buffo bass
Setting: A room in Dr. Bartolo's house
Synopsis: Don Basilio informs Dr. Bartolo that Almaviva is Rosina's new lover. He suggests a plan to discredit him by calumny - vicious gossip. Basilio describes the vast array of gossip that he can drag up and amplify.
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Libretto entered by Ates Uslu (added 1997-07-20)
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none
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from Act I, Scene I of the Italian opera Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini
Libretto: Cesare Sterbini

Role: Figaro, a Sevillian barber
Voice Part: baritone       Fach: lyric baritone
Setting: Outside Dr. Bartolo's house at daybreak
Synopsis: Figaro sings of his many talents that make him a good doctor, barber, matchmaker, etc.
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Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Carol Wellen (added 1997-07-20). Notes: a very singable version of the libretto
Sheet Music/Scores:
Anthology of Italian Opera - Baritone. Published by Ricordi. Available at Amazon.com and Sheetmusicplus.com.
Recordings:
none
from Act I, Scene II of the Italian opera Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini
Libretto: Cesare Sterbini

Role: Rosina, a young woman under the care of Dr. Bartolo
Voice Part: mezzo-soprano|soprano       Fach: lyric mezzo
Setting: A room in Dr. Bartolo's house
Synopsis: After having read the letter from Lindoro (Count Almaviva), Rosina is filled with joy. She sings of her love for him.
Range: Tessitura:
A3 - C6not entered
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Sheet Music/Scores:
Verdi, Giuseppe. Favorite Soprano Arias. Published by Ricordi. Available at Amazon.com and Sheetmusicplus.com.
The Ultimate Soprano Aria Album (Version 2.0). Published by CD Sheet Music. Available at Amazon.com and Sheetmusicplus.com.
Prima Donna's Album. Published by G. Schirmer. Available at Amazon.com and Sheetmusicplus.com.
Recordings:
none
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