Is Sweeney Todd based on The Barber of Seville?

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Is Sweeney Todd based on The Barber of Seville?

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Sweeney Todd is based on The Barber of Seville.

Although Stephen Sondheim was inspired by the Victorian penny dreadful serial The String of Pearls, Sweeney Todd owes a tip of the hat (or razor) to The Barber of Seville.

The name of The Barber of Seville is Figaro.

Rossini's opera recounts the events of the first of the three plays by French playwright Pierre Beaumarchais that revolve around the clever and enterprising character named Figaro, the barber of the title.

The story behind The Barber of Seville is.

The Count Almaviva, a Spanish nobleman, is in love with Rosina, the rich ward of Dr Bartolo, an old physician, who plans to marry her himself.

Almaviva has followed Rosina from Madrid to Seville, disguised as a poor student called Lindoro.

Figaro was a barber.

The story of Figaro was that Figaro who is a fictional comic character who was a barber turned valet.

Figaro the barber turned valet is best known as the hero of Le Barbier de Séville (1775; The Barber of Seville) and Le Mariage de Figaro (1784; The Marriage of Figaro), two popular comedies of intrigue by the French dramatist Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais.

In operatic terms, The Barber of Seville is actually a sort of prequel.

The second one was The Marriage of Figaro, the source of Mozart's great opera from the previous century.

The characters in Barber continue their story in Figaro.

In fact, the Barber of Rossini's opera is Figaro — pre-marriage

Bartolo is his father.

Figaro can hardly marry his mother, so Susanna and Figaro can be married at last, much to the Count's chagrin.

Count Almaviva, a Spanish nobleman, is in love with Rosina, the rich ward of Dr Bartolo, an old physician, who plans to marry her himself.

Almaviva has followed Rosina from Madrid to Seville, disguised as a poor student called Lindoro.

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