March 18, 2018

Annalisa Stroppa as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia in Dresden

On March 18, 2018 Annalisa Stroppa will return to the Semperoper Dresden in one of her signature roles, Rosina in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia, the first of a series of four performances running through April 2. Jonathan Darlington will conduct the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, the production is by Grischa Asagaroff. The rest of the cast will include Björn Bürger as Figaro, Taylor Stayton / Mert Süngü as Almaviva, Enrico Marabelli as Bartolo and Michael Eder as Basilio.

“I really love the role of Rosina and never get tired of singing it, even though it is my most performed part”, says Annalisa Stroppa. “Her character is similar to mine: She is full of life, determined and strongly believes in love.” Regarding the musical challenges the mezzo soprano states that the role “requires perfect coloratura and legato singing and one really has to understand how to use the declamato parts of the recitatives. For me it is very important to be attentive to all the details of Rossini’s writing in order to try to perform the piece like the composer wanted.”

Annalisa Stroppa made her role debut as Rosina at the Rome Opera House in 2012 and has since then performed it at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Opéra of Lausanne, the Terme di Caracalla in Rome, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, the New Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv, the Teatro Filarmonico in Verona, the Bilbao Opera and the Monte-Carlo Opera. She made her house debut at the Semperoper in 2016 as Rosina in the same production of Il barbiere di Siviglia. In the 2018/19 season she will sing the role for her house debut at the Staatsoper Berlin.


Information about Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Semperoper Dresden:

Il Conte d’Almaviva: Taylor Stayton / Mert Süngü, Dottore Bartolo: Enrico Marabelli, Rosina: Annalisa Stroppa, Figaro: Björn Bürger, Basilio: Michael Eder, Fiorello: Jiří Rajniš / Bernhard Hansky, Berta: Roxana Incontrera, Ambrogio: Peter Küchler

Jonathan Darlington, conductor; Grischa Asagaroff, stage director

Performances: March, 18, 22, 24, April 2, 2018


[Photo: Victor Santiago]