The Magic of Opera - Rossini Gala: Barbiere di Siviglia (C7)

Il Barbiere di Siviglia is a turbulent tale filled with high-flying vocal fireworks and gorgeous melodies, including "Largo al factotum", made famous by the iconic line "Figaro, Figaro, Figaro!"

To help young Count Almaviva win the hand of the beautiful Rosina, the sharp-witted barber Figaro must prevent her from marrying her guardian, Dr. Bartolo. No easy task for Figaro, who is pitted against a number of opponents. But in the end love conquers all and the precautions taken in the elaborate venture turn out to have been for nothing. Written in three weeks, Rossini's masterpiece is one of the wittiest and most immediately appealing comic operas in the repertoire today.

FR 29 APR 11

8:00pm, Emirates Palace (Auditorium)

Orchestra, Coro e Solisti del Teatro La Fenice
Maurizio Zanini, conductor
Manuela Custer, mezzo-soprano
Giovanna Donadini, soprano
Lorenzo Regazzo, bass
Dmitry Korchak , tenor
Vincenzo Taormina, baritone
Elia Fabbian, bass

Rossini, opera Gala


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