The Barber of Seville
This event happened in 2019, to find our current shows, visit mnopera.org/season/2020-2021/
Music by Gioachino Rossini
Libretto by Cesare Sterbini
Let Your Hair Down
Rossini’s beloved and irresistible rom-com is a cut above. Figaro, Seville’s quick-witted barber, helps a young woman flee an unsuitable suitor and find true love. Naturally, nothing goes according to plan, and Figaro must think on his feet to save the day. The instantly recognizable music sparkles in this razor-sharp, comedic masterpiece.
Performed in Italian with English translations projected above the stage.
Approximately two hours and 39 minutes with one intermission.
The young Rosina is under the careful watch of her guardian, Dr. Bartolo, who intends to marry her in order to maintain control over her dowry…
Meet the ArtistsRead More
The Barber of Seville's Daniela Mack and Alek Shrader
Did you know our two romantic leads are married? Read more about why they love The Barber of Seville and how they approach performing together on stage.
Commedia dell’arteRead More
Commedia dell’arte was an early form of professional theater that was popular in Europe from the 16th to the 18th century. The characters of The Barber of Seville are inspired by those same stock characters. Learn more about them here!
Composer BiographyRead More
Gioachino Rossini’s parents were both working musicians. His father played the horn and taught at the prestigious Accademia Filharmonica…
*Production originally created for The Glimmerglass Festival.