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Fr 19:30
Il barbiere di Sevilla
The story is turbulent: an old grudge wants to marry his ward to get his considerable inheritance, and takes every conceivable precaution to block the pretty Rosina the way to the outside world - and thus possible young lovers. But Count Almaviva has long since discovered his love for her.
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For many opera friends, Giacomo Meyerbeer's DINORAH has long been known only from a single shot. It was the interpretation of the madcap "Ombre légère" by Maria Callas, which the title heroine of this work identified as the sister of other great opera women such as Donizetti's Lucia, Amina from Bellini's LA SONNAMBULA or Ophelia from Ambroise Thomas' HAMLET. All these delicate heroines flee from a world they no longer comprehend into madness, murder, sleepwalk or dance like Dinorah with their own shadow.
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The Spanish national poet Miguel de Cervantes created in 1605 "Don Quixote", the "Knight of the sad figure", a fascinating to the present figure of world literature. Already in the Baroque period, the masterpiece inspired numerous arrangements by outstanding composers.
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