From sets to singers, so much goes into each production on Lyric's stage-here are just a few of the statistics that make the brand-new Barber of Seville
Lyric's new production of Rossini's classic romantic farce The Barber of Seville is a marvel, with even scene changes earning applause from the audience. From sets to singers, so much goes into each production on Lyric's stage—here are just a few of the statistics that make the brand-new Barber of Seville so special!
300 gallons of water to fill up the pool in Dr. Bartolo's house in Act 1. And it takes 4 hours to change the water for each performance.
26 (at least!) "Figaros" in the famous "Largo al factotum" aria (Figaro! Figaro! Figaro!)
63 musicians in Barber's pit orchestra-including a guitar and harpsichord!
47 absolutely fabulous hats
22 swords wielded by Almaviva and the soldiers
20 Lyric Opera Chorus members doubling as Almaviva's band and as soldiers
5 beautiful wrought iron chandeliers
3 disguises Almaviva undertakes in his wooing of Rosina
1 romantic dip
0 opportunities to see Nathan Gunn take off his shirt. But he does rock a deep v!
5 performances left! Don't miss the best Barber ever!