2. Largo al factotum (Figaro)
3. Alľidea di quel metallo (Conte/Figaro)
4. Una voce poco fá (Rosina)
5. La calunnia é un venticello (Basilio)
6. Dunque io son (Figaro/Rosina)
7. A un dottor della mia sorte (Bartolo)
8. Pace e gioia sia con voi (Conte/Basilio)
9. Ah, qual colpo inaspettato! (Figaro/Conte/Rosina)
Rossini was well known for being remarkably productive, completing an average of two operas per year for 19 years, and in some years writing as many as four. Musicologists believe that the music for Il Barbiere Di Siviglia was composed in just under three weeks, although some of the themes in the famous overture were actually borrowed from two earlier Rossini operas (Aureliano in Palmira and Elisabetta, Regina d'Inghilterra). The first performance of Il Barbiere Di Siviglia was a disastrous failure: the audience hissed and jeered throughout, and several on-stage accidents oc- curred. The second performance met with quite a different fate, becoming a roaring success.
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