The Barber of Seville

MUSIC BY GIOACHINO ROSSINI

 

JACK OF ALL TRADES. MASTER OF MATCHMAKING.

 

Count Almaviva must rely on the talents of the quick-witted Figaro if he is to win the beautiful Rosina from her lecherous guardian. Rossini’s timeless lyric comedy returns in Emilio Sagi’s buoyant and irresistible Spanish-themed production.

A San Francisco Opera co-production

 

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 Libretto by Cesare Sterbini 

Sung in Italian with English supertitles

 

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RUNNING TIME

Approximately 3 hours and 9 minutes, including one intermission.

WHO SHOULD SEE IT

Fans of the cheeky comedy of Charlie Chaplin, Molière, and Bugs Bunny; comic operas like Don Pasquale; and lovers in disguise, à la Shakespeare’s The Twelfth Night.

FOUND IN SERIES

A, D, R/R+RBW, G, J, MC, F, T, X, H, L, O, W

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Sunday 04/25/21 2:00PM
Wednesday 04/28/21 7:30PM
Saturday 05/01/21 7:30PM
Tuesday 05/04/21 7:30PM
Friday 05/07/21 7:30PM
Tuesday 05/11/21 7:30PM
Friday 05/14/21 7:30PM
Sunday 05/16/21 2:00PM

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THE BUZZ

Roderick “Cox is a trailblazer...a conductor who will be in the vanguard.”
The Star Tribune

“At the evening's heart is the Rosina of Argentine mezzo-soprano Daniela Mack, who nails Rossini's often vertiginous vocal writing with ease and accuracy.”
The Star Tribune

Sagi's production is "winning and whimsical."
—San Francisco Classical Voice

SYNOPSIS

Need help winning the love of your life? Look no further than amateur matchmaker Figaro, a barber who can execute any number of close shaves.

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Cast and Creative

CAST
Figaro Lucas Meachem
Rosina Daniela Mack
Rosina Stephanie Lauricella ¹
Almaviva Levy Sekgapane *
Almaviva Lawrence Brownlee ¹
Doctor Bartolo Maurizio Muraro
Don Basilio Simon Lim
Berta Catherine Cook

PERFORMANCES

April 25 and 28; May 1, 4, 7, 11, 14, and 16, 2021

CREATIVE
Conductor Roderick Cox
Production Emilio Sagi
Set Designer Llorenç Corbella
Costume Designer Pepa Ojanguren
Production Designer David Farley
Chorus Director Ian Robertson

*  San Francisco Opera debut

¹  May 11, 14, and 16

A San Francisco Opera co-production with the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre.

 

Previous performance of The Barber of Seville can be found in our Archive

MADE POSSIBLE BY

Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem; and Joan and David Traitel.

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