Le Barbier de Seville, ou La Précaution Inutile
The original text
Written in 1772 as the first of a trilogy of plays entitled Le Roman de la Famille Almaviva, with the others being Le Mariage de Figaro (1778) and L'Autre Tartuffe ou La Mère coupable (1792).
First performed in Paris on 23 and 25 February, 1775 at the Comédie-Française and was published by Ruault, Paris, in the same year.
Translations and adaptations
It was twice adapted into an opera:
Il Barbiere di Siviglia, ovvero La Precauzione Inutile by Paisiello (1782).
Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Gioachino Rossini (1816).
Performance history in South Africa
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