by Gioachino Rossini • April 2, 5, 8, 10, 2016

Rossini’s madcap comedy is guaranteed to send you out laughing and humming a tune.

Count Almaviva is in love with the beautiful Rosina. Rosina is essentially being held captive by the slimy Bartolo, who wants to marry her himself. With the help of the barber Figaro, Almaviva and Rosina attempt to outwit Bartolo and live happily ever after. 

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE is the perfect introductory opera. It features recognizable music, comedic staging, fun costumes and a happy ending.

You will love the amazing ensemble cast – which includes two former Resident Artists with tremendous personalities, Kevin Glavin and Jonathan Beyer – and the Pittsburgh debut of Michele Angelini, who has received superlative reviews around the world in his role. Antony Walker conducts.

• Sung in the original Italian with projected English titles
• All performances at the Benedum Center

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Season Sponsor: PNC
Season Media Sponsor: WQED-FM
Supported in part by Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
Supported in part by Allegheny Regional Asset District
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Official Chocolatier: Sarris Candies
Film Series Partner: Pittsburgh Filmmakers
Student Matinee performance sponsor: Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield  

Figaro (Jonathan Beyer) leads the multitudes in celebrating Rosina (Corrie Stallings) and Almaviva (Michele Angelini)’s marriage. Photo by David Bachman.

Basilio (Brandon Cedel) tells Don Bartolo (Kevin Glavin) his five point plan for smearing Almaviva. Photo by David Bachman.

Count Almaviva (Michele Angelini), disguised as Lindoro disguised as a drunken soldier, prepares to go mano a mano with movie mogul Bartolo (Kevin Glavin) while studio starlet Rosina (Corrie Stallings) watches. Photo by David Bachman.

Mayhem! Music teacher Basilio (Brandon Cedel) shields himself from an assault by Count Almaviva (Michele Angelini), who is disguised as Lindoro disguised as a drunken soldier. Photo by David Bachman.

“Well, this is awkward.” Studio hair stylist Figaro (Jonathan Beyer) feels a little out of place as Almaviva (Michele Angelini) and Rosina (Corrie Stallings) share a long-awaited kiss. Photo by David Bachman.

Count Almaviva (Michele Angelini) has Fiorello (Brian Vu) lead a group of musicians so he can serenade movie studio starlet Rosina. Photo by David Bachman.

Rosina (Corrie Stallings) and Almaviva (Michele Angelini) announce their nuptials to the sheriff (Jesse Davis). Photo by David Bachman.

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