Figaro the barber is helping Count Almaviva to win the heart of the pretty Rosina. But she is closely watched over by her guardian, the elderly Doctor Bartolo, who is himself planning to marry her as soon as possible, aided by the sinister Don Basilio. Figaro has a few ideas for frustrating Bartolo's plans, so Almaviva assumes various disguises in order to gain entrance to Bartolo's house. Love letters are exchanged; in the end, love triumphs, and the suitor, at last revealed as Count Almaviva, is able to marry his Rosina.
Orchestra e coro Rossini di NapoliConductor: Silvio VarvisoRecording: Decca 1967
Premiere: Salzburg, July 11, 1971
New production: June 6, 2014
The puppets and the equipment were made in the workshops of the Salzburg Marionette Theatre.