The Academy of Vocal Arts presents Rossini’s Il bariere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville). Barber is the story of Rosina, her ward and promised husband Doctor Bartolo, her lover Almaviva, and a sly and ever-clever barber named Figaro, who helps Almaviva in his scheme to free Rosina and marry her. As one of the best-loved and most oft-performed operas throughout the world, its music is instantly recognizable. The “Overture” and “Largo al factotum” have been used in Looney Tunes’ “The Rabbit of Seville,” Woody Woodpecker’s “Barber of Seville,” and the Tom and Jerry short “The Cat Above and the Mouse Below,” as well as countless other movies and TV shows. Now, the resident artists at AVA will present it as it was meant to be seen, in a traditionally staged production full of all of the outrageous scheming, hilarious disguises, and melodies that have been delighting audiences for almost two centuries.
Performances in Center City, Haverford, and Warrington. Special offer: $10 Student Tickets. For more information visit www.avaopera.org or call 215.735.1685.