[Met Performance] CID:205600

Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Metropolitan Opera House, Wed, March 2, 1966

Il Barbiere di Siviglia (307)
Gioachino Rossini | Cesare Sterbini
Nicolae Herlea

Reri Grist

Count Almaviva
George Shirley

Dr. Bartolo
Fernando Corena

Don Basilio
Giorgio Tozzi

Gladys Kriese

Gene Boucher

Andrea Velis

Peter Sliker

Silvio Varviso

Review 1:

Review of Irving Kolodin in the March 12, 1966 issue of the Saturday


Short of a new production with a thoroughgoing musical preparation, Rossini's "Barbiere" at the Metropolitan is fated to be what it was at its latest occurrence: a mixture of styles and objectives, with individual efforts predominating. The new performer of the evening was Reri Grist, whose Rosina was bright and stage worthy, marked, vocally, by a sure technic (especially at the top of her range) rather than a first-quality sound. In the middle and lower range it is reedy and without much substance. George Shirley performed an amusing Almaviva aided by Nicolae Herlea's bouncy Figaro, and Silvio Varviso kept vocal excesses to a minimum, even from such exuberant performers as Fernando Corena (Bartolo) and Giorgio Tozzi (Basilio). It could have been better, but also much worse.

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