Original Lyric Production The Barber of Seville
By Gioachino Rossini
- Language - Sung in Italian with projected English translations
- Running Time - 3 hours, 5 minutes with 1 intermission
Irrepressible Rosina refuses to marry her pompous old guardian. Meanwhile, a bold young count is eager to win Rosina for himself. And who’s going to make sure those two finish the opera united? The cleverest character in all of Seville: the barber Figaro, whose services are sought after by everyone for everything (the guy has a lot more talents than just cutting hair). Rossini’s music—the aural equivalent of champagne—is the last word in humor, inspiring smiles and laughter on every page of the score, which is what makes Barber the most popular of all operatic comedies.
Wickedly funny, elegantly sung, cleverly directed.
Hearts were soaring both onstage and in the audience.
This wholly delightful Barber gets the company’s season off on a leaping high note.
Benefiting from an outstanding cast of international vocalists...the performance was a winner...four-star worthy.
The Barber of Seville
By Gioachino Rossini
"Largo al factotum"
"Una voce poco fa"
"Ecco ridente in cielo"
Time Late 18th century | Place Seville, Spain
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Meet the Artists
Sir Andrew Davis
Conductor (Oct. 18)
* Lyric debut
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