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
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