GP at The Met: The Barber of Seville
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About the Writer

Tim Smith is the classical music critic of THE BALTIMORE SUN. He has also written for THE NEW YORK TIMES, OPERA NEWS, and BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE, among other publications. His writing has won several regional and national journalism awards, including a first place in arts criticism from the American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors. He is the author of THE NPR CURIOUS LISTENER’S GUIDE TO CLASSICAL MUSIC (Perigee Books).

Television Credits

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET: “Barber of Seville”

Directed by
Gary Halvorson

Conductor
Maurizio Benini

Production
Bartlett Sher

Set Design
Michael Yeargan

Costume Design
Catherine Zuber

Lighting Design
Christopher Akerlind

Cast in Order of Vocal Appearance
Fiorello
Brian Davis

Count Almaviva
Juan Diego Flórez

Figaro
Peter Mattei

Dr. Bartolo
John Del Carlo

Ambrogio
Rob Besserer

Rosina
Joyce Didonato

Don Basilio
John Relyea

Berta
Claudia White

An Officer of the Law
Mark Schowalter

Recitative Accompanist
Robert Morrison

Chorus Master
Raymond Hughes

Musical Preparation
Gregory Buchalter
Robert Morrison
J. David Jackson
Caren Levine

Assistant Stage Directors
Kathleen Smith Belcher
Robin Guarino
Gregory Keller

Met Titles
Sonya Friedman

Italian Diction Coach
Nico Castel

Assistant to the Costume Designer
Michael Zecker

A Metropolitan Opera High-Definition Production

Supervising Producers
Mia Bongiovanni
Elena Park

Producers
Louisa Briccetti
Victoria Warivonchik

Audio Producer
Jay David Saks

Associate Director
Christine Clark Bradley

Engineer-In-Charge
Mark Schubin

Technical Supervisor
Ron Washburn

Technical Director
Emmett Loughran

Audio Supervisor
Bill King

Television Lighting
Wayne Chouinard

Camera
Miguel Armstrong
Manny Gutierrez
Charlie Huntley
John Kosmaczewski
John Meiklejohn
Alain Onesto
David Smith
Jim Scurti
Ron Washburn
Mark Whitman

Robotic Camera Technicians
Rick Compeau
Ron Travisano
Ted Erne
Shawn Harkins

Video
Paul Ranieri
Matty Randazzo
Yoneet Commare

Audio
Mel Becker
Paul Cohen
Ken Hunold
Blake Norton
Michael Shoskes
Shawn Marie Walsh

Videotape
Alan Buchner
Steven Joyce

Television Stage Managers
Terence Benson

English Subtitles Adapted by
Sonya Friedman

Broadcast Graphics
Deborah Cavanaugh

Score Reader
Ben Sosland

Makeup for Joyce Didonato
Nzingha

Production Associate
Yolanda S. Williams

Opening Title Sequence
Producers
Gil Gilbert
Pat Jaffe

Intermission Camera
Steadicam
Jeff Muhlstock

Assistant Camera
Kevin Murphy

Utility
James Washburn
Rob Fritche
Giuseppe Restivo

Production Assistants
Michael Griebel
Alyse Horn
Allegra Lucas
Enzo E. Martinez
Amy Rabwin
Harriet Snyder

Video Editor
Gary Bradley

HD Nitris Editor
Laura Young

Audio Editor
John Bowen

Post-Production Audio Mix
Ken Hahn

Metropolitan Opera Association
General Manager
Peter Gelb

Music Director
James Levine

Assistant Managers
Artistic
Sarah Billinghurst

Technical
Joseph Clark

Editorial & Creative Content
Elena Park

Operations
Stewart Pearce

Finance
Bill Thomas

Development
Coralie Toevs

Director of Media & Presentations
Mia Bongiovanni

Marketing Director
Julie Borchard-Young

Artistic Administrator
Jonathan Friend

General Counsel
Sharon E. Grubin

Senior Artistic Advisor
Eva Wagner-Pasquier

Director of Human Resources & Labor Relations
Ann Marie Hackett

Director of Music Administration
Craig Rutenberg

House Manager
James Naples

Press Director
Sommer Hixson

Director New Business Development
Laura Mitgang

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Orchestra Manager
Robert Sirinek

Concertmaster
Nick Eanet

Librarian
Robert Sutherland

Metropolitan Opera Chorus

Metropolitan Opera Ballet
Ballet Mistress
Diana Levy

Stage Managers
Raymond Menard
Margo Maier
Theresa Ganley
Gary Dietrich

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Stage Operations
Master Carpenter
Stephen A. Diaz

Master Electrician
Paul Donahue

Properties Master
James R. Blumenfeld

Wig and Hair Stylist
Tom Watson

Makeup Artist
Victor Callegari

Wardrobe Supervisor
William Malloy

Costume Shop Head
Lesley Weston

Resident Costume Designer
Sylvia Nolan

Production Facilities
All Mobile Video Inc.
Atlantic Cine Equipment (ACE)
Dolby Laboratories
Remote Recording
Tandberg Television
Media Counsel
Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vasallo, P.C.

The stage production of “Il Barbiere Di Siviglia” was made possible by a generous gift from the Sybil B. Harrington Endowment Fund

For GREAT PERFORMANCES
Director, Program Development
Bill O’Donnell

Series Producer
David Horn

A Metropolitan Opera Production in association with PBS/Thirteen WNET New York

Executive Producer
Peter Gelb

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  • michael rimmington

    and i thought Cecilia Bartoli & Placido Domingo couldn’t be rivalled!

  • Vicki Harris

    5 STAR – Peter Mattei was so great as Figaro! It was unforgetable. I am looking for the DVD on The Met shop. Also outstanding. T Magic Flute with Erika Mikolsa. I just bought that DVD from The Met shop.

  • George Bass

    I, too, am waiting for this to appear as either a DVD or Blu-ray.

  • Adam

    Why is everyone obsessed with the tenors? Always in the descriptions for the operas they mention who the tenors are. Nevermind the baritones and basses. What about John Reyea, the incredible bass-baritone who plays Basilio in this production.

  • Sal dimaria

    when are they going to release a DVD of this superb perforrnance?

  • Jan

    When will the DVD be available?

  • Michele Mandrioli

    I have been waiting for the MET DVD of this since I saw it in a movie theater in the summer of 2008. For some reason they don’t seem to want to release it.

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