The Barber of Seville

August 01, 2015
 
A stage scene from an opera with 2 men, 1 woman.

A scene from The Barber of Seville.

Photo by Craig T. Mathew/LA Opera

From the performance webpage:

Dashing 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.


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