BARBER OF SEVILLE for sale (book + CDs)
- G. Rossini: THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, Black Dog Opera Library Series edition
A marriage of music and the written word: a beautiful presentation book (142
pages, with colour photographs, hard cover) and a 2-CD package, including:
1. Complete opera (151+ minutes) performed by Beverly Sills, Sherrill Milnes,
Nicolai Gedda, Ruggiero Raimondi, Fedora Barbieri, Renato Cappecchi et al.,
James Levine conducting (a 1975 EMI Classics recording digitally remastered in
2. The complete libretto in Italian with an up-to-date English translation;
3. Running annotated commentary on the music, the libretto and the performance;
4. Biographical and background information on the opera, Rossini, and the
cultural trends of his time;
5. Full-colour photographs illustrating the history of the opera;
6. Biographies of the performers (with photos) and a detailed synopsis.
One of the most popular and charmingly melodic operas ever composed in a
sparkling performance headed by the great Beverly Sills. Perfect gift both for
those new to opera and for the opera savvy. Nowhere else can you find such a
complete package of music, words and pictures for such a reasonable price.
Absolutely new and unplayed. Not readily available (limited edition). The
average retail value: $22 US. Offered for $20 US or for an exchange.