Celebrate New Year’s and Eugene Opera’s return to the stage with Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville.
This light-hearted comedy features the clever barber Figaro helping a pair of young lovers outwit a wicked guardian. Enjoy the comic antics and sparkling music (think “Figaro, Figaro, Figaro!”) performed under the baton of Maestro Andrew Bisantz.
The wealthy Count Almaviva, posing as a poor student named Lindoro, courts the beautiful young Rosina, hoping she will fall in love with him rather than his money. The tyrannical old Doctor Bartolo, Rosina’s guardian, plots to make her his wife — in defiance of her wishes and common decency. Basilio, Rosina’s sly music tutor, encourages the doctor to slander his rival. But the clever barber Figaro comes to the rescue, singing the aria that Bugs Bunny made famous — and merry, melodious chaos ensues! This all-time favorite comic opera by Rossini is sure to get your New Year off to a great start!
Saturday, December 30, 2017, at 2:30 PM
Sunday, December 31, 2017, at 7:30 PM
Silva Concert Hall at the Hult Center
Here’s a short video to give you the general idea: