Washington National Opera: The Barber of Seville
About The Show
"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.
The John. F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
2700 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20566
As the nation's center for the performing arts, the Kennedy Center is committed to increasing opportunities for all people to participate in and understand the arts. To fulfill that mission, the Center strives to commission, produce, and present performances reflecting the highest standards of excellence and diversity indicative of the world in which we live, and to make those performances accessible to the broadest possible audience through arts education. Companies who operate out of the Kennedy Center include The Washington Ballet, Shear Madness, National Symphony Orchestra, the Washington National Opera, and Broadway Across America. "