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Indianapolis Opera presents

The Barber of Seville

at the Tarkington

November 18-20, 2016


The Barber of Seville

Composed in 13 days and first performed in Rome in 1816, The Barber of Seville is a riotous romantic comedy in two acts, based on the play of the same name by the French writer Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais. This nonstop, funny, fast action piece has all the pranks, and first act finale of musical chaos and hilarity that you have to experience. The play is the first in a trilogy written before the French Revolution. Music by Rossini and libretto by Sterbini tells the story of Bartolo and his niece Rosina, who has inherited great wealth, who Bartolo confines to his home in hopes of getting her to marry him. An aristocratic Count from Spain falls in love with her, serenades her, but is unable to meet her. The Count engages barber Figaro to help meet Rosina but plan A fails (Act 1) and plan B involves a false identify, a music class, a marriage proposal, and a cash transfer (Act 2).

November 18 at 8pm
November 19 at 7:30pm
November 20 at 2:30pm

Please Join General Director, Kevin Patterson, for a Pre-Show Talk one hour before all performances.

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