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Nov. 18, 22 & 24
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Our season opens with this classic, one of the world’s most-popular comic operas. Escape into the hilarious high-jinx of Count Almaviva, as he plots against Doctor Bartolo (with the help of the town barber – and jack of all trades - Figaro), to win the love of the beautiful Rosina.
Expect lots of laughs, and Rossini’s most famous music.
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The Barber of Seville Fun Facts
- The story was based on Beaumarchais's French comedy Le Barbier de Séville (1775)
- It premiered in Rome in 1816
- The entire opera composed in less 3 weeks
- Rossini wrote an average of 2 operas/year for 19 years, for a total 38 operas!
- He then retired and lived 40 years without composing anything!!
- Opening was a huge failure - the audience hissed and booed
- 200 years later the opera is the 7th most performed opera in the world