Met Opera on Demand Catalog
The Barber of Seville
(Dec. 22, 2012)
Composer: Gioachino Rossini
Librettist: Cesare Sterbini
Abel; Leonard, Shrader, Pogossov, Del Carlo, Bisch
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Approximate running time: 1 hrs. 33 min.
This abridged holiday presentation for families of opera’s most popular comedy, sung in English, features a cast of youthful Met stars: Isabel Leonard is the feisty Rosina, Alek Shrader is her suitor, Count Almaviva, and Rodion Pogossov is Figaro, the resourceful barber of the title. John Del Carlo sings as Rosina’s foolish guardian, Dr. Bartolo, and Yves Abel conducts.