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      The Barber of Seville

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      Baritone Robert Merrill

      Baritone Robert Merrill

      Shave and a haircut?  Figaro once again plies his trade as the Barber of Seville in Lyric Opera’s latest production.  Hear Largo al Factotum sung by MET favorite Robert Merrill, and a serenade by Roberto Alagna.  Enjoy the wily Rosina of Victoria de los Angeles, a rollicking duet between Marilyn Horne and Hermann Prey and let famed Russian basso Feodor Chaliapin tell you what gossip and rumor is all about in the aria La Calunia.

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      Rossini: The Barber of Seville “Largo al Factotum”
      Robert Merrill with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra/ Erich Leinsdorf
      Recorded in New York in 1958
      RCA VICTOR 09026-68552-2

      Rossini: The Barber of Seville “Se Il Mio Nome”
      Roberto Alagna with guitar accompaniment
      Recorded in in Venice in 1996
      EMI 7243 5 56426 2

      Rossini: The Barber of Seville “Una Voce Poco Fa”
      Victoria de los Angeles with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/ Vittorio Gui
      Recorded in London in 1962
      EMI 5 67765 2

      Rossini: The Barber of Seville “La Calunia”
      Feodor Chaliapin with orchestra
      Recorded in London in 1926
      LP: ANGEL COLH 141

      Rossini: The Barber of Seville “Dunque io Son”
      Marilyn Horne and Herman Prey with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra/ James Levine
      Metropolitan Opera broadcast of April 7th, 1973
      MET OPERA METSMB2006

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