Kihwan Sim, South Korea, concert one

Bass Kihwan Sim from South Korea sings La calunnia (Il barbiere di Siviglia) by Rossini from BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, concert one.

About the music: Dr Bartolo is Rosina's guardian, and would like to become her husband. He is in cahoots with Don Basilio, Rosina's music master, who suspects that Rosina and the handsome young Count Almaviva are in love. Here, Don Basilio advises Dr Bartolo to discredit the Count by spreading a rumour about him. In a witty 'patter' song, he describes how calumny can start as a breath of wind and end as a storm of scandal.

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