Published: 13 October 2015
Author(s): Michele Augusto Riva, Iacopo Bellani, Massimo Turato, Giancarlo Cesana
Issue: October 2015
Section: Original Article

The year 2016 marks the bicentennial anniversary of the premiere of “The Barber of Seville” by Gioachino Rossini (1792–1868). This opera buffa, one of the most renowned in the world, puts on stage a sharp criticism against the physicians of that time in favour of empiric healers, respectively represented by the doctor Bartolo and the barber Figaro.

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