Washington National Opera: The Barber of Seville
About Washington National Opera: The Barber of Seville
"Figaro! Figaro! Fiiigarooo!" Indeed, demand is at an all-time high for the sharp-scissored and equally sharp-witted barber of Seville. Chief among the clamoring masses is Count Almaviva, who begs his friend to help him woo the beautiful young Rosina. The catch? A bumbling, older doctor has claimed her first! Pulling from a bottomless bag of tricks and disguises, this scheming duo stops at nothing--breaking and entering, shaving distractions, even good old-fashioned bribery--to turn the tables in the name of true love.
A stellar cast joins this revival of our own production of Rossini's delightful comedy, one of the most beloved opera masterpieces of all time. Last staged by WNO in 2009, "The Barber of Seville" boasts uproarious laughs and sensational music in equal measure with its sparkling melodies, high-flying vocal fireworks, and tour-de-force show stoppers--including the iconic and notoriously challenging baritone aria "Largo al factotum" as well as Rosina's "Una voce poco fa," which soars with thrilling coloratura that will keep you on the edge of your seat.