Rossini's The Barber of Seville at The Julia Morgan from Pocket Opera
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The last date listed for Rossini's The Barber of Seville was Sunday June 7, 2009 / 2:00pm.
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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.
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I brought a group of 13, most of whom had never seen an opera before, to the performance on Sunday. It started off a little slow, but it progressed very nicely to the point where everyone seemed to enjoy it very much. The voices were mostly...continued
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.