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Jul. 19 2015

08/08/15 – Barber of Seville – 1PM

By WBJC Programming | Posted in Operafest | 2 Comments

LA Opera on air

The Barber of Seville by by Gioachino Rossini
Libretto by Cesare Sterbini

Sung in Italian. Three hours and 10 minutes, including one intermission.

barber_lao15Dashing Count Almaviva has lost his heart to the spunky Rosina, whose doddering guardian is determined to marry her himself. It’s Figaro to the rescue, as the resourceful barber conjures up wacky schemes and strategies to unite the young lovers.

A topnotch cast sails through the score’s bel canto glories, thrilling the audience as characters that are just as vivid today as when they first took the stage. Rossini’s razor-sharp musical wit glints through every scene of this delicious comedy, one of the most playful and popular in the entire operatic repertoire.

“A lyrical, sweeping Barber!” – Los Angeles Times

“Pure comedic entertainment from beginning to end!” – LAist.com

CAST

CREATIVE TEAM

* LA Opera debut artist
+ Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program member

Photo credits: Craig Matthew/LA Opera

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