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The Barber of Seville

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.

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Music by Gioachino Rossini | Libretto by Cesare Sterbini

Sung in Italian with English supertitles


Synopsis

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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reviews

Winning and whimsical!

San Francisco Classical Voice

Marvelous!

San Francisco Chronicle

Irresistible!

San Jose Mercury News

Giuseppe Finzi conducted with crispness and vitality...a terrific combination of fleet-footed rhythms and buttery textures.

San Francisco Chronicle

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Cast & Creative

Cast
Figaro Lucas Meachem
Rosina Daniela Mack
Count Almaviva René Barbera
Doctor Bartolo Alessandro Corbelli
Don Basilio Andrea Silvestrelli
Berta Catherine Cook
Fiorello Edward Nelson
Ambrogio Efraín Solís
An officer Matthew Stump

Performances

November 25, 29 
December 1, 5, 9

Creative
Conductor Giuseppe Finzi
Production Emilio Sagi
Revival Director Roy Rallo
Set Designer Llorenç Corbella
Costume Designer Pepa Ojanguren
Lighting Designer Gary Marder
Chorus Director Ian Robertson
Choreographer Nuria Castejón

Co-production with Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre

Previous performances of The Barber of Seville can be found in our Archive.

PROGRAM ARTICLES

The Barber of Pesaro

An introduction to Gioachino Rossini and his most celebrated work, The Barber of Seville, by the late John Ardoin.

The Color of Love

Spanish director Emilio Sagi discusses the inspiration behind his timeless, colorful, flamenco-inspired setting of Rossini's comic opera.

Made Possible By

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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