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The Barber of Seville (1948 film)

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The Barber of Seville
Directed byJean Loubignac
Based onThe Barber of Seville by Pierre Beaumarchais
Produced byClaude Dolbert
CinematographyRené Colas
Edited byFanchette Mazin
Music byGioachino Rossini
Distributed byLes Réalisations d'Art Cinématographique
Release date
  • 19 May 1948 (1948-05-19)
Running time
98 minutes

The Barber of Seville (French: Le Barbier de Séville) is a 1948 French musical film directed by Jean Loubignac[1] It is a screen version of the 1816 opera by Rossini based on the 1775 play by Beaumarchais (in the translation by Castil-Blaze).[2] Filmed at the Billancourt Studios in Paris it uses the Théâtre national de l'Opéra-Comique production of the time.[3] It was filmed in 1947, released in May 1948, and lasts around 95 minutes.[1] The film's sets were designed by the art director Louis Le Barbenchon.

The opera had been seen at all the principal lyric theatres in Paris; at the Salle Favart it had been performed over 500 times by the time of the film, which features several popular singers from the company.[4]


The chorus and orchestra of the Opéra-Comique are conducted by André Cluytens.


  1. ^ a b Le Cinéma Français site, retrieved 29 July 2013
  2. ^ Goble p.112
  3. ^ Turconi, Davide. Filmographie. L'avant-scène opéra – Cinéma et Opéra, no. 98 (May 1987): 123.
  4. ^ Wolff, Stéphane. Un demi-siècle d'Opéra-Comique 1900–1950. André Bonne, Paris, 1953, p. 27.


  • Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter, 1999.

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