Barber of Seville
Monday, January 29 @ 7:00 pm
Barber of Seville presented by: Teatro Lirico d’Europa
With its beautiful music, witty libretto, and engaging characters, this timeless masterpiece has been captivating audiences for over two centuries, making it one of the most beloved and enduring operas of all time. From the playful duet “All’idea di quel metallo” to the iconic “Largo al factotum,” the music of G. Rossini’s masterpiece is both accessible and sophisticated, making it the perfect introduction to the world of Opera for newcomers and aficionados alike.
Rossini’s Barbiere Di Siviglia is hailed as the finest comic opera in existence! From start to finish, it is marvelously crafted, brilliantly inventive, and uproariously funny. The libretto is based on Le Marriage De Figaro of Baumarchais. The setting is Seville in the 18th Century. Count Almaviva, a Spanish grandee, has arrived in Seville and he is disguised as a poor student named Lindoro. He intends to woo Rosina, the ward of the pompous Dr. Bartolo, who plans to marry her himself. Almaviva enlists the help of Figaro, the barber, to win Rosina’s affections. Together they trick Dr. Bartolo and the Count marries Rosina.