Films & Other Videos
Films with: Beaumarchais, Pierre Augustin Caron de
- Barber of Seville
- Figaro, the title character, is a matchmaker and man about town as well as a barber. He devises a way to get Rosina to marry Almaviva instead of her guardian, to whom she is already engaged. Taken from performances in July 2009 at London's Royal Opera House, this DVD sees Joyce DiDonato perform her role in a wheelchair after she broke her fibula during an earlier show.
- DVD 7826
- Nozze di Figaro
- A battle of the sexes, loaded with confusion, mixed identities, a boy dressed up as a girl, and hilarious dialogue with plenty of double entendre. The impending marriage of Figaro to Susanna is threatened by the scheming of Count Almaviva, who desires Susanna for himself, and Marcellina, who wants to marry Figaro herself. All problems are resolved with the help of Countess Almaviva, and the couple are able to marry.
- DVD 5861