The Barber of Seville
Music By Gioacchino Rossini
September 10, 2010, 8:00 pm
September 12, 2010, 2:30 pm
Vashon High School Theatre
20120 Vashon Highway SW, Vashon
Sung in Italian with English supertitles
Many call it the greatest of all comic operas. The combination of zany characters, frothy farce, and Rossini's unforgettable melodies never fails to enchant audiences. Here's the lovely Rosina, trying to stave off marriage to her lecherous guardian, Doctor Bartolo, as the lovesick young Count Almaviva tries to win her hand. And here is Figaro, that beloved quick-witted barber and jack-of-all-trades, stopping the show with one of the best-loved and most parodied lines in all of opera: "Figaro, Figaro, Feeeg-ah-ro." There are schemes and disguises, laughs and joyous, rapid-fire singing. It's no wonder that The Barber of Seville remains one of the most performed, and most beloved, works in the opera repertoire.