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Cunning, clever, and big-hearted, Figaro is precisely the sort of person you want as a friend. His quick thinking proves invaluable in helping a young woman escape from the grasp of her guardian and into the arms of a noble suitor.
Spanish director Emilio Sagi’s buoyant and delightfully funny staging returns by popular demand. The cast stars the irresistible Daniela Mack, the ardent René Barbera and the charismatic Lucas Meachem in the title role. With its unfailingly charming and inventive score, this hilarious combination of vocal and visual fireworks is sure to enchant.
Music by Gioachino Rossini | Libretto by Cesare Sterbini
Sung in Italian with English supertitles
A cunning barber helps a young ward escape from the custody of her guardian and into the arms of a noble suitor.
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Winning and whimsical!
San Francisco Classical Voice
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Giuseppe Finzi conducted with crispness and vitality...a terrific combination of fleet-footed rhythms and buttery textures.
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Maestro Finzi’s appearance is made possible by the Conductors Fund, and Mr. Meachem’s, Ms. Mack’s and Mr. Barbera’s appearances are made possible by the Emerging Stars Fund, both established by Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem.
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