The Barber of Seville

November 9-17

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.

Language

Performed in Italian with English translations projected above the stage.

Runtime

Approximately two hours and 39 minutes with one intermission.

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Synopsis

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Act I

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 Artists

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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’arte

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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 Biography

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Gioachino Rossini

Gioachino Rossini’s parents were both working musicians. His father played the horn and taught at the prestigious Accademia Filharmonica…

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Director's Notes

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By Francesca Zambello

Revisiting The Barber of Seville is like spending time with an old friend.

 

*Production originally created for The Glimmerglass Festival.

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