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20/02/1816 Rossini's opera "Barber of Seville" premieres in Rome

Gioachino Rossini created an opera buffa The Barber of Seville with libretto by Cesare Sterbin. The premiere took place at the Teatro Argentina, located in Largo di Torre square in Rome. The audience provoked by Rossini’s rivals hissed and jeered. In addition, several on-stage accidents occurred, resulting in premiere being a disaster.


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