“The Barber of Seville” is an opera buffa in two acts by Gioachino Rossini. It survived a famously disastrous opening night (caused by factions and local politics more than any reaction to the work itself) to become what may be the world’s most popular comic opera. Several of its most recognizable melodies have entered the general musical unconscious, most notably the introductory patter song of the swaggering Figaro, the barber of the title.
This award winning poster was designed and illustrated by Thomas G. Fowler for the Connecticut Grand Opera & Orchestra. The clever illustration of the scissors with the key characters in the scissor handles with a delicate heart between them, while the comb seeks to interupt, creates the visual tension and surprise making this one of the most celebrated posters in this collection. Printed in an extremely limited quantity on high quality paper by H.T. Woods in 1997.
This poster is in The Library of Congress Permanent Design Archives
This poster has won the following awards and was featured in the following publication:
– 22nd Annual Connecticut Art Director’s Club Awards Show (1997) Gold Award
– 1999 American Graphic Design Awards – Poster/Pro-Bono
– Creativity 27
– Print’s Sports & Entertainment Show
– North Light Books ‘The Basics of Visual Communication’
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