Rossini's 'The Barber of Seville' from LA Opera
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Join us Saturday at 1 pm for Rossini’s The Barber of Seville from the Los Angeles Opera.
The handsome and wealthy count Almaviva disguises himself as a poor student to make the beautiful, brave Rosina (mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong, in her LA Opera debut) fall in love with him, not his money. The situation is complicated by Bartolo (baritone Alessandro Corbelli), Rosina’s guardian who plots to marry her himself and secure her hefty dowry. The resourceful barber Figaro played by baritone Rodion Pogossov comes to the rescue, conjuring up odd and eccentric plans of action to unite the two young lovers.
This production, directed by Tevore Ross and based on Pierre Beaumarchais’s French comedy, is supplemented by a glorious score conducted by James Conlon. Rossini’s sharp wit shines through in this delightful comedy, making it one of the most popular and exciting operas to date.
Figaro- Rodion Pogossov
Rosina- Elizabeth DeShong
Count Almaviva- Rene Barbera
Doctor Bartolo- Alessandro Corbelli
Berta- Lucy Schaufer
Don Basilio- Kristinn Sigmundsson
Fiorello- Jonathan Michie
Officer- Frederick Ballentine
Conductor- James Conlon
Director- Trevore Ross