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Jun. 21 2014

6/28/14 – Barber of Seville – 1:00pm

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Lyric Opera of Chicago

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE (in Italian)
COMPOSER: Gioachino Rossini

Approx. Length:  3 hours 15 minutes

Figaro! Figaro! Figaro! Rossini’s music sparkles like sunshine with one hit tune after another.

Not only is Figaro the Barber of Seville, he’s also the ultimate Mr. Fix-It! This time he’s out to ensure that Count Almaviva can marry lovely Rosina before her grumpy old guardian drags her to the altar himself.

Anna Christie…A Streetcar Named Desire…Shrek…Cat on a Hot Tin Roof…How to Succeed in Business…Tony and Olivier Award-winning director Rob Ashford keeps racking up major hits. Whether working in comedy or drama, his productions “pull out all the stops.” The Independent, London

 

CAST:

Figaro: Nathan Gunn
Rosina: Isabel Leonard
Almaviva: Alek Shrader
Bartolo: Alessandro Corbelli
Basilio: Kyle Ketelsen

CONDUCTOR: Michael Mariotti
DIRECTOR: Rob Ashford
CHORUS: Lyric Opera Chorus
CHORUS MASTER: Michael Black

Photo credits: LOC

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