Rossini’s Barber of Seville, but it’s played by two unbelievably jolly melodicas

11 October 2018, 11:28 | Updated: 11 October 2018, 11:31

A spectacular arrangement of Rossini’s Overture to The Barber of Seville for two melodicas (that’s one of those toy keyboards with a mouthpiece).

The Barber of Seville contains some of Rossini’s most hummable tunes, including the head-bobbing ‘Largo al factotum’ (also known as the ‘Figaro’ aria).

And here’s proof of its staying power: a new arrangement of the opera’s Overture, for two melodicas.

A melodica, also known as a pianica, blow-organ or key harmonica, works by blowing air through a mouthpiece that fits into the side of the instrument.

The video even features a brief appearance from an otomatone – a peculiar 90s Japanese invention which works as a musical synthesiser.

The Melodica Men arrange and perform melodica renditions of the most famous classical tunes, including Rhapsody in Blue and the William Tell Overture. Donate to their Patreon Page here!