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The Barber of Seville (Il Barbiere Di Siviglia)
Posted: March 13th, 2008

The instantly familiar music of Rossini’s THE BARBER OF SEVILLE (IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA) has been featured in cartoons, commercials, and TV shows galore, but it’s best heard in its original form, where its infectious charm and bubbling joy are given free reign. In the Met’s new production, by acclaimed theater director Bartlett Sher and his Tony Award-winning team from THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, the dashing young Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez proves why he is one of the world’s greatest Rossini singers, in his calling-card role of Count Almaviva.

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE airs for SundayArts June 8, 2008.

  • Nancy Torres

    Bravo! I am so thrilled to tune in and grateful for Sunday Arts. I thoroughly enjoyed watching today’s AMAZING performance of The Barber of Seville and Juan Diego Florez as Count Almaviva. As a true single parent of a young child, I never have the opportunity to go to the Metropolitan Opera nor can I afford to… Watching this SPLENDID performance on television was a treat! Thank you Thirteen!

  • Abe

    Encore, please; I missed it when it aired in June.

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  • Barbara

    Please, please schedule this again…I missed it in June, but saw it earlier in the year, and it’s the best Barber I’ve ever heard, and seen!!!
    Also, will it be released on DVD? This one’s a keeper. Thanks.

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