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.

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September 2019

Saturday

09/28

6:00 PM

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Wednesday

10/02

7:00 PM

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10/05

7:30 PM

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10/10

2:00 PM

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10/13

2:00 PM

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10/18

7:00 PM

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10/21

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10/27

2:00 PM

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Meet the Artists

Adam Plachetka

Figaro

Marianne Crebassa

Rosina

Lawrence Brownlee

Count Almaviva

Alessandro Corbelli

Bartolo

Krzysztof Bączyk*

Basilio

Sir Andrew Davis

Conductor

Rob Ashford

Director

Scott Pask

Set Designer

Catherine Zuber

Costume Designer

Michael Black

Chorus Master

* Lyric debut

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Photo: Robert Kusel