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The Barber of Seville at Lyric Opera




Lyric Opera

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A lecherous old man is no match for young love and sheer audacity, especially when Figaro is involved. Dr. Bartolo is love with Rosina, his young and beautiful charge. But when she falls in love with a “poor student,” (a count in disguise) the stage is set for laugh-out-loud comedy. Rossini’s score is punctuated with brilliant ensembles and some of opera’s most familiar arias, including Figaro’s ode to his own fame.

News About The Barber of Seville at Lyric Opera

December 17, 2021

Anthony Freud, Lyric Opera of Chicago’s president, general director, and CEO, has announced the four soloists who will perform in the Sir Andrew Davis Conducts Beethoven 9 concert on Friday, April 1, 2022.

Sarasota Opera Announces Casting For 2022 Winter Opera Festival
December 02, 2021

Artistic Director Victor DeRenzi and General Director Richard Russell have announced casting for the 2022 Winter Opera Festival, which also marks Maestro DeRenzi's 40th anniversary with the company.

The Atlanta Opera Releases GLORY DENIED Audio Recording & Short Film in November
November 09, 2021

Reflecting its deep commitment and connection to the veteran community, The Atlanta Opera will honor veterans in November with the release of two works centered on Tom Cipullo's Glory Denied, a distinctly American saga about the nation's longest-held prisoner of war, who returns from the jungles of Southeast Asia to a suburban home he barely recognizes.

The Atlanta Opera Announces 2021-22 Glynn Studio Artists
October 27, 2021

Each of the Studio Artists is an early career professional with significant stage experience, some with lead performances and major concert appearances on their resume. This ensemble builds on The Atlanta Opera’s commitment to provide opportunities for performers at all stages in their careers.

Will Liverman Featured In Recital At Park Avenue Armory Next Month
September 15, 2021

The recital spotlights the works of Black composers and writers, in addition to works from the traditional classical music canon including three Strauss pieces, Wie sollten wir geheim sie halten, Traum durch die Dämmerung, and Zueignung; the song cycle Don Quichotte à Dulcinée by Ravel.

The Atlanta Opera Announces Return to Mainstage Performances in November
May 25, 2021

Beginning in November with Handel’s Julius Caesar in Egypt, in its first staging by the company, the season continues with the return of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance, Rossini’s beloved Barber of Seville, and the Southeastern premiere of the Grammy award-winning opera The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, in a new production by Carl W. Knobloch Jr. General and Artistic Director Tomer Zvulun.

BWW Interview: Emily Fons of San Diego Opera's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE at Pechanga Arena
March 31, 2021

As I write this, mezzo soprano Emily Fons is driving from her home in Milwaukee to San Diego to rehearse the role of Rosina, the wife of roving-eyed count Almaviva in The Barber of Seville by Rossini. Three years ago Fons sang Cherubino here in the related comic opera The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart. The switch to the count's wife from Mozart's Cherubino, a 15-year-old boy and randy rival of the philandering count, is an indication of the mezzo's acting and vocal versatility. I discovered when we met via Zoom (what else?) that her adventurous openness to new roles is typical of the mezzo's approach to life.

Cincinnati Opera Announces Reimagined 2021 Summer Festival SUMMER AT SUMMIT
March 31, 2021

Cincinnati Opera will return to the outdoors for its reimagined 2021 Summer Festival, Summer at Summit. The season will take place July 11-31 at Summit Park, located in the heart of Blue Ash, Ohio, and will feature internationally renowned artists, the Cincinnati Opera Chorus, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

Utah Symphony Announces 2021-22 Season
March 23, 2021

Music Director Thierry Fischer and Utah Symphony | Utah Opera President and CEO Steven Brosvik today announced plans for the Utah Symphony’s 2021-22 season. The Utah Symphony will return to full-scale performances that draw the community together to experience classical and popular favorites.

BWW Interview: Emily Fons of San Diego Opera's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE at Pechanga Arena Drive-in.
March 19, 2021

Emily Fons received a Grammy nomination for her work on the recording of Jennifer Higdon’s opera Cold Mountain. Fons has been lauded for her virtuosic abilities in the Baroque and Bel Canto repertoires and for the dramatic commitment and musicality she brings to modern works. She has performed with Santa Fe Opera, Seattle Opera, and many others.

Tenor Lawrence Brownlee to Join Juilliard as Distinguished Visiting Faculty
March 17, 2021

Tenor Lawrence Brownlee will join Juilliard's Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts as distinguished visiting faculty starting this spring semester. Brownlee is a leading figure in opera, both as a singer on the world's top stages and for his activism in support of diversity in the industry.

The Glimmerglass Festival Announces Plans for Summer 2021
March 01, 2021

The Glimmerglass Festival, the summer opera and musical theater festival in Cooperstown, New York, has announced plans for the summer of 2021 in the wake of its 2020 season cancelation due to COVID-19. The 2021 season will run July 15 through August 17.

San Diego Opera Announces Spring Drive-In Season Featuring THE BARBER OF SEVILLE and ONE AMAZING NIGHT
February 17, 2021

Inspired by the success from their safe drive-in performances of La bohème in the Fall, which heralded the return of live, in-person, opera to San Diego County since the start of the pandemic, and provided over 300 jobs to many, San Diego Opera has announced a Spring season of safe, socially-distanced, drive-in performances.

Utah Opera's LIGHT ON THE HORIZON Streamed Concert Emphasizes Hope and Optimism
February 09, 2021

Utah Opera presents an evening of opera arias inspired by central themes of light and optimism in a virtual concert in two acts that is available for streaming On Demand from February 12 to March 14. For more information, visit

Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces New Production and Programming Additions to 2020/21 Season
February 04, 2021

Lyric Opera of Chicago continues to expand its 2020/21 Season with new offerings and virtual performances. Anthony Freud, Lyric’s general director, president & CEO, announced additional new programming today that will feature the Lyric Opera Orchestra, the Lyric Opera Chorus, Lyric’s Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center Ensemble & more.

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