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The Barber of Seville Movies & Media Adaptations

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Media Adaptations

The Barber of Seville was adapted to a four act opera, Il barbiere de Saviglia, in 1782. Giovanni Paisiello wrote the music, and Giuseppe Petrosellini wrote the libretto. 

A three-act comica opera, also entitled Il barbiere de Saviglia, was performed in 1816, with music composed by Gioacchino Rossini and a libretto written by Cesare Sterbine. While it was initially unfavorably received, partially because Paisiello's opera was so popular, it has since been recognized as one of Rossini's masterpieces. Numerous recordings of it are available. By the early twentieth century, at least nine more operatic versions of The Barber of Seville were written and performed.

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