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Il Barbiere di Siviglia

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Despite a famously disastrous 1816 premiere, Rossini’s comic romp has become a favorite of audiences everywhere. The mirthful score includes several instantly recognizable arias and ample opportunities for vocal virtuosity and hilarious hijinks. Baritone Peter Mattei reprises his beloved portrayal of the title barber of Seville, while Pretty Yende delivers agile coloratura and sparkling high notes as the clever maiden Rosina. The bright-voiced tenor Dmitry Korchak is Count Almaviva, the young nobleman fighting to win her. Maurizio Benini conducts a spirited performance that also includes Maurizio Muraro as Dr. Bartolo and Mikhail Petrenko as the scheming Don Basilio.

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Performance Info

Performance Date

Jan 28, 2017


Gioachino Rossini


Cesare Sterbini

Run Time

2 HRS 32 MIN

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus