“It will be played as long as Italian opera exists.”
- Ludwig van Beethoven
Il barbiere di Siviglia, or The Barber of Seville, is considered one of the greatest comic operas ever composed. This opera traces the adventures of handsome young Count Almaviva as he spots the lovely Rosina and courts her in spite of her jealous guardian’s attempts to thwart him. Of course, he would never have succeeded without help from that crafty Figaro, who is much, much more than just a barber.
Witness the delicious unfolding of comic opera at its best: energetic young lovers’ foiling a buffoon’s schemes; mistaken identities; a plot that turns and twists—all wrapped up in Rossini’s unmistakably masterful music.