Rossini's The Barber of Seville at The Julia Morgan from Pocket Opera
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All offers for Rossini's The Barber of Seville have expired.
The last date listed for Rossini's The Barber of Seville was Sunday June 7, 2009 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Julia Morgan Theater:
- Full Price:
- $37.00 - $62.00
- Our Price:
- $23.00 - $31.00
There's trouble in River City! Berkeley Playhouse presents the heartwarming family favorite The Music Man. Lovable swindler "Professor" Harold Hill is trying to pull a con on the citizens of River City, Iowa. He claims he'll save the town's youth from sin and corruption by selling them instruments and helping to organize a boys' band -- despite the fact that he actually knows nothing about music. Soon, the irresistible "Music Man" manages to turn the bickering school board into a barbershop quartet, win the heart of Marian the librarian, and somehow transform into an honest man in the process. The delightful story is set to a parade of classic Broadway tunes, including "Seventy-Six Trombones," "Ya Got Trouble," "Till There Was You" and "Goodnight, My Someone." Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Steve Bakaley
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This is the first live Opera I've ever attended. I never knew what a pocket opera was. The performers and the music were outstanding. It was done in English and I was able to understand every word. And they flashed the words up on the wall for those who were hearing-impaired. I had brought in a libretto, not knowing it was in English. The hall was too dark for me to use it anyway. The fellow who played Dr. Bartolo was just terrific.
I was surprised to find this opera so much like an Italian Gilbert and Sullivan right down to the patter songs.
My only complaint is not with the show but with the exceedingly uncomfortable seats in the Julia Morgan. If you have a low back or hip problem I strongly suggest you bring a small pillow or a rolled up towel for the support you won't otherwise have.
<p>Donald Pippin's distinctive and elegant English renderings of well-known and rarely performed operas are considered among the finest in the world. The productions are staged with minimalist scene stylings without compromising on a high qualityperformance value.</p>