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Saturday, January 28, 2017 Permalink

Met Opera: Il Barbiere di Siviglia

  

Il Barbiere di Siviglia
by Gioachino Rossini

 

Peter Mattei reprises one of his most compelling portrayals, that of the wily barber Figaro. The Met’s popular production of Rossini’s comedic jewel — performed in the full-length Italian version — also pairs bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena as the lovers Rosina and Count Almaviva.

Buoyant good humor and elegant melodies have delighted the diverse tastes of every generation for two centuries, and several of the opera’s most recognizable tunes have entered the world’s musical unconscious, most notably the introductory patter song of the swaggering Figaro, the titular barber of Seville.

 

Conductor: Maurizio Benini

 

Cast:

ROSINA: Pretty Yende

COUNT ALMAVIVA: Dmitry Korchak

FIGARO: Peter Mattei

DR. BARTOLO: Maurizio Muraro

DON BASILIO: Mikhail Petrenko

 

Start time: 10:00 AM on Capital Public Radio.
Approximate running time 3 hrs 4 min