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Seattle Opera.

The Barber of Seville

Oct. 14-28, 2017

"Action-packed fun!" -The Seattle Times


By Gioachino Rossini

"Figaro, Figaro, Fi-ga-ro!" This October, get ready for whimsical disguises, good-natured trickery, and plenty of treats for eyes and ears alike! This giddy romp is full of zany schemes worthy of a Bugs Bunny cartoon. Romance sparks between savvy Rosina and lovesick Count Almaviva, but she's under the thumb of a ghastly guardian we love to hate. Enter fast-talking Figaro, who's always ready to help young love carry the day.

The Critics say: It's a hit!

Action-packed fun! Excellent singing and persuasive acting from all. From the familiar overture to the sparkling finale, conductor Giacomo Sagripanti sustained the show’s forward momentum with speedy transitions and deft support of the singers. The chorus looked snappy, and appeared to be having a terrific time. And so, judging from the applause levels, did the audiences.” –The Seattle Times

“This would be a great show for a first-time opera-goer to try. But actually, anyone who likes spectacle will be wowed. It’s a crazy bright hilarious production [with] magnificent tunes and voices.” –The Stranger

“Go, go, go! This production is a hoot. Musically it's up there with the company’s best, with both singers and orchestra shining; add to that the acting, the staging, the sets, costumes and lighting—they are marvelous. A zany creation that is incredibly funny and wildly colorful, yet true to the story and never overreaching... The whole experience is sheer delight.” –CityArts


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Opera Queensland, © Stephen Henry, Photographer

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 Images courtesy of Opera Queensland, © Stephen Henry, Photographer

In Italian with English subtitles | at McCaw Hall
Performance Time: 2 hours, 50 minutes including 1 intermission

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