Andrés Hernández-Salazar - tenor, lecturer & singing teacher

Opera History Courses

The Two Barbers

2016 marks the 200th anniversary of the premiere of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville. Discover why the opening night was a fiasco, and compare and contrast this most beloved bel canto masterpiece with the previous – and at the time greatly revered – Barber by Giovanni Paisiello.


A Selected Bibliography:

Rossini: His Life and Works. Richard Osborne

The Golden Century of Italian Opera from Rossini to Puccini. W Weaver


A Selected Discography:

Paisiello: Il Barbiere di Siviglia. Fasano, cond.

Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia. Humburg, cond.

Rossini: Colbran, The Muse. Joyce DiDonato, mezzo.

Rossini Arias. Juan Diego Flórez, tenor.

Rossini: La cenerentola. Ferro, cond.