Rossini's Opera The Barber of Seville from Lyric Opera San Diego
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The last date listed for The Barber of Seville was Thursday November 18, 2010 / 7:30pm.
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Featured review from Priscilla Dioquino
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A fun story and pretty good performance, but something kind of fell flat. According to the program, it was supposed to be really funny but it didn't quite reach its potential. I agree with another reviewer that some of the singing was difficult to understand. Even though they translated it to English, I still could have used some subtitles at some parts. Some of the performers were really in character and funny though.
The orchestra was exceptionally good and the venue is fantastic. And afterwards, you're right in the heart of North Park and can grab some food or hit the dessert place Heaven Sent Desserts like we did.
My husband is familiar with Rossini and the music, and I would say he enjoyed it more than I and would give it 4 stars. The third act was my favorite.
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Wonderful! Thank you, Lyric Opera. The Barber of Seville is pretty weak on plot (something lost in translation?) and not as funny as a lot of their other productions, but the cast is excellent. These songs are really, really difficult, but the...continued
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_The Barber of Seville _was one of the first Italian operas to be performed in America, premiering in New York City in November, 1825, nine years after its world premiere in Rome.
“The Lyric’s production… featured high quality singing and excellent instrumental accompaniment.” —Sandiego.com Arts
by Gioachino Rossini
Set in Seville in the late 18th Century, Rossini’s most famous opera is about a young Spanish nobleman, Count Almaviva, who is in love with the beauteous and rich Rosina, ward of the lecherous Doctor Bartolo, who plans his own marriage to her. Along comes the meddling Figaro, the town barber and suddenly there are all the ingredients for confusion and mayhem …But will there be a happy ending?