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Oct. 20 2012

10/27/12 – The Barber of Seville – 1:00pm

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Houston Grand Opera

The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini
Libretto by Cesare Sterbini

Sung in Italian
Approximate running time: 2 hours, 30 minutes including one intermission

 

Opera’s notorious barber schemes to help the beautiful young Rosina escape the clutches of her elderly guardian and find true love. Rossini’s score is punctuated with brilliant ensembles and some of opera’s most familiar arias, including the famous “Largo al factotum” -otherwise known as “Figaro! Figaro! Figaro!”

 

Cast/Crew (in order of appearance)

Fiorello – Boris Dyakov
Count Almaviva – Lawrence Brownlee
Figaro – Nathan Gunn
Rosina – Ana María Martínez
Dr. Bartolo – Patrick Carfizzi
Don Basilio – Kyle Ketelsen
Berta – Catherine Cook
Sergeant – Charlie Mellor

Creative Team

Conductor – Leonardo Vordoni
Director – Joan Font
Set & Costume Designer – Joan Guillén
Lighting Designer – Albert Faura
Choreographer – Xevi Dorca
Chorus Master – Richard Bado
Houston Grand Opera Orchestra and Chorus

 

Photos by Felix Sanchez

 

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