The Barber of Seville from Washington National Opera at The Kennedy Center Opera House
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The last date listed for The Barber of Seville was Sunday September 20, 2009 / 2:00pm.
Currently at The Kennedy Center - Opera House:
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We attended the matinee with the 2nd cast of young performers. The opera was very cleverly staged, with bits of nonsense perfectly timed. But the excitement and great pleasure came from the young leads, the Count, Rosina and Figaro. I expect to see more of that beautiful young Georgian singer who sang Rosina. Her clear bel canto and perfectly delightful acting was a joy. And the after opera Q&A with performers made the afternoon truly perfect.
Composed by Gioachino Rossini
Libretto by Cesare Sterbini Sung in Italian with English supertitles
The running time for this production is approximately two hours and 50 minutes including one 20-minute intermission.
Lawrence Brownlee, whose recent Met performance was hailed as “brilliant” by The New York Times, shares the role of Count Almaviva with Juan Francisco Gatell. Bel canto specialist Silvia Tro Santafé and Operalia winner Ketevan Kemoklidze make their WNO debuts as the fiery Rosina. WNO favorite Simone Alberghini, last seen in La Fille du Régiment, shares the role of Rossini’s beloved Barber with Keith Phares. This WNO revival is directed by David Gately and conducted by Michele Mariotti and Joseph Mechavich.
About the Ticket Supplier: Washington National Opera
As the resident opera company of the Kennedy Center, Washington National Opera (WNO) draws on a rich history to offer high-quality grand opera featuring internationally acclaimed artists. Additionally, WNO serves as a vital resource throughout the Washington metro area, bringing opera to a broad public through its award-winning education and community programs.