Rossini's 'The Barber of Seville' from LA Opera

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

The finale of Rossini's 'The Barber of Seville' from the LA opera. (Craig T. Mathew/ LA Opera)

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.

CAST
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

Comments [7]

james booth sr from savannaha ga

I always like the svel opra keep it going thank you

Aug. 30 2015 04:09 PM
Ted Cerame from Perris, CA

Genius gave us the music. Genius today assured its immortality.
Genius created a wondrous thing.
Genius today gave us precisely what genius wanted to bring.
Making us proud to realize that with Placido Domingo as manager and under the baton of James Conlon the LA Opera Company is one of the few Great Houses known to the civilized world.

Aug. 29 2015 06:32 PM
Concetta Nardone from Nassau

I have the recording with Leo Nucci and Cecilia Bartoli as well as a LP with Victoria de los Angeles.
Lucky me. Nice performance today. really enjoying this but then I usually enjoy listening to this masterpiece.

Aug. 29 2015 03:13 PM
david montague from Vermont

This is the most masterful, beautiful performance I've ever listened to! Surely this is an exemplar of what opera ought to be!
(Where do I go to get the DVD?!)

Aug. 29 2015 02:49 PM
Kenneth Bennett Lane, Lake Hiawatha, NJ from Richard Wagner Music Drama Institute, Boonton, NJ

RODION POGOSSOV, the Figaro, stands out as a world class Figaro.

The other cast members meet the roles' demands but are not outstanding as is Mr. Pogossov

The original opera house stands today next to an archaelogical site in Rome.

JAMES CONLON is as always a maestro who brings forth the essence of whatever he conducts.

On Saturday, October 17,2015 at 6 PM at the New Life Expo at the N.YC. Pennsylvania Hotel, opposite Penn Railroad Sation, I shall reproese, sing, 14 selections out of the 50 I sang in 2 ALL-WAGNER 3 hour -long solo concerts in the Isaac Stern Audoitorium of Carnegie Hall

I am a Wagnerian heldentenor, director of the Richard Wagner Music Drama Institute and opera composer of two Shakespeare operas for a single protagonist heldentenor voice representing Shakespeare, which will appear on my websites in 2017. www.WagnerOpera.com, www.ShakespeareOpera.com and www.RichardWagnerMusicDramaInstitute.com

Aug. 29 2015 02:28 PM
Concetta Nardone from Nassau

Thank you Mr. Eisenberg.
Glorious opera, graceful music and great fun.

Aug. 29 2015 02:12 PM
Larry Eisenberg from NYC

Beethoven loved it, and I, too,
Adore this Opera anew,
A Rossini gem
And age cannot stem
This vivacious musical brew!

Aug. 29 2015 01:40 PM

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