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Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's Revival of Rossini's IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA

San Francisco Opera presents the revival of Gioachino Rossini's IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA (The Barber of Seville) in Spanish director Emilio Sagi's buoyant, colorful staging which the San Francisco Chronicle called "a winner" when the production premiered in 2013. Scroll down for a look at the stars onstage!

This beloved coloratura showpiece, directed this season by Roy Rallo, features the return of charismatic baritone Lucas Meachem, the acclaimed Figaro in the production premiere. Mezzo-soprano Daniela Mack, who dazzled as Rosmira in last season's Partenope, stars in the role of Rosina. Tenor René Barbera, who "brought star power" (San Francisco Chronicle) to his Don Ramiro in the Company's 2014 production of Rossini's La Cenerentola, is Count Almaviva.

The cast also features the return of Italian baritone Alessandro Corbelli as Doctor Bartolo and Italian bass Andrea Silvestrelli as Don Basilio. Former Company Resident Conductor Giuseppe Finzi leads the SanFrancisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus. An ideal opera to experience during the holidays as well as with children, the San Francisco Opera Education department will present family exploration workshops in conjunction with The Barber of Seville.

Sung in Italian with English supertitles, the five San Francisco Opera performances of IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA (The Barber of Seville) are scheduled for November 25 (7:30 p.m.), November 29 (2 p.m.), December 1 (7:30 p.m.),December 5 (7:30 p.m.), and December 9 (7:30 p.m.), 2015. For more information, visit sfopera.com.

Photo Credit: Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

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Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's Revival of Rossini's IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA
Lucas Meachem (Figaro) and company

Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's Revival of Rossini's IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA
Lucas Meachem (Figaro)

Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's Revival of Rossini's IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA
San Francisco Opera's IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA

Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's Revival of Rossini's IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA
Daniela Mack (Rosina)



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