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Washington National Opera: <i>The Barber of Seville</i>

Washington National Opera: The Barber of Seville

Saturday, September 12, 2009 - Sunday, September 20, 2009

Washington National Opera

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Gioachino Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Libretto by Cesare Sterbini

Rossini's cherished classic is a delightful farce filled with high-flying vocal fireworks and gorgeous melodies, including "Largo al factotum," made famous by the iconic line "Figaro, Figaro, Figaro!" To help young Count Almaviva win the hand of the beautiful Rosina, the sharp-witted barber Figaro must prevent her from marrying her guardian, Dr. Bartolo. The trio of schemers stops at nothing in the name of love and duty. 

Performed in Italian with English supertitles.
The performance runs approximately 2 hours, 44 minutes, with one 20-minute intermission.
Supertitles may not be visible from the rear of the orchestra; please contact WNO Audiences Services at (202) 295-2400 for further information.

O-Zone Lecture: Free pre-performance lecture in the Opera House - Thu., Sep. 17 at 6:15 p.m.
Patrons must present a ticket or stub from any performance of this production.

Artist Q&A's follow the two matinee performances: Sun., Sep. 13 & Sun., Sep. 20.

Cast/Creative Team
Figaro  Simone Alberghini (Sep. 12, 14, 16, 19);  Keith Phares (Sep. 13mat, 15, 17, 20mat)
Almaviva  Lawrence Brownlee (Sep. 12, 14, 16, 17, 20mat);  Juan Francisco Gatell (Sep. 13mat, 15, 19)
Rosina  Silvia Tro Santafé (Sep. 12, 14, 16, 19);  Ketevan Kemoklidze (Sep. 13mat, 15, 17, 20mat)
Dr. Bartolo  Donato DiStefano (Sep. 12, 13mat, 14, 15, 16, 19);  Valeriano Lanchas (Sep. 17, 20mat)
Don Basilio  Eric Owens (Sep. 12, 13mat, 14, 15, 16, 19);  Grigory Soloviov (Sep. 17, 20mat)

Conductor -- Michele Mariotti (Sep. 12, 13mat, 14, 15, 16, 19);  Joseph Mechavich (Sep. 17, 20mat)
Director -- David Gately
Set Design -- Allen Moyer
Costume Design -- James Scott
Lighting Design -- Jeff Bruckerhoff