The Barber of Seville
Rossini’s delicious comedy kicks off with a famous overture and veers into a series of disguises, trickery, tomfoolery, and musical wit. The beautiful young Rosina narrowly escapes marriage to her guardian Dr. Bartolo, only to fall in love with Count Almaviva, who is masquerading as a poor student. Figaro is the town barber and jack-of-all-trades, and he helps Rosina escape her gilded cage. Sung in Italian with English translations above the stage.