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94 Star Starred
Observatory North Park
At 28th Street 2891 University Avenue San Diego, CA 92104
619-239-8836
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3.2 / 5 Rated by 5 members
Review from Matt Ruben

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

reviewed Nov 18 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

fun night out. A little kitchy.

reviewed Nov 12 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from susan dawson

Average performance. Difficult to follow the language. Theatre was nice. Keep trying.

reviewed Nov 18 2010 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

_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

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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? 

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