The Metropolitan Opera broadcasts return Saturday at 12 pm with Rossini's comic classic The Barber of Seville. Featured in Bartlett Sher’s production, the performance stars the charismatic baritone Christopher Maltman as the wily barber who helps bring two lovers together.
Isabel Leonard is the fetching heroine Rosina and Lawrence Brownlee is the dashing Count Almaviva, the nobleman who disguises himself to win her heart. Other cast include Maurizio Muraro as Bartolo and Paata Burchuladze as Basilio.
Conductor: Michele Mariotti
Rosina: Isabel Leonard
Count Almaviva: Lawrence Brownlee
Figaro: Christopher Maltman
Dr. Bartolo: Maurizio Muraro
Don Basilio: Paata Burchuladze