Please join us for U of T Opera's production of The Barber of Seville livestreamed from MacMillan Theatre on the Faculty of Music YouTube channel (YouTube.com/UofTMusic).
Music by Gioachino Rossini
Libretto by Cesare Sterbini, based upon Le Barbier de Séville by Pierre Beaumarchais
This opera production is made possible in part by a generous gift from Marina Yoshida.
It is almost two hundred and fifty years years since the playwright, Pierre Beaumarchais created the character of Figaro, yet the charming, resourceful barber remains one of the most beloved figures in comic opera. Sterbini’s witty libretto and Rossini’s effervescent score combine to make The Barber of Seville one of the most popular and frequently performed operas in the entire repertory. Sung in Italian with English surtitles, the production is designed by Wesley McKenzie with costumes by Lisa Magill. Michael Patrick Albano directs and Russell Braun conducts, with coaching by Carmen Santoro, Rossini Specialist and The Azrieli Foundation Opera Visiting Artist.