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MUSIC BY GIOACHINO ROSSINIApril 23, 24, 27, 30; May 1, 4, 7, 8, 11, 14, 15 at 8pm
Sung in English with English supertitles2021 San Francisco Opera Production
The company’s new staging of Rossini’s comic masterpiece came as balm to the weary soul.
—San Francisco Chronicle
A treat from start to finish
Well conceived, smartly cast, brilliantly coordinated and performed with a winning mix of nostalgia and technical panache
Splendidly led by debuting conductor Roderick Cox
–San Francisco Chronicle
As Figaro, baritone Lucas Meachem is a vocally robust and physically ebullient comic whirlwind
Tenor Alek Shrader and mezzo-soprano Daniela Mack deliver pointed, lyrical and effortlessly precise accounts of their assignments as Count Almaviva and his beloved Rosina.
Bass-baritone Philip Skinner.... was a riot as Dr. Bartolo
— SF Examiner
Catherine Cook...made Berta’s commentary on the foolishness of her betters a high point
It was perfect- your favorite 'Hit Parade' from Barber in shortened version in English to which we could bring our grandchildren, albeit in a separate car.
Mary and Patric P (San Francisco)
Very creative twist on a classic and the production blew away all my expectations.
Juan G (Pacifica)
Audra L (San Francisco)
We had a great time, even without being close to the performers. The simulcast was great and it was lovely to see some live theater and hear live music again!
Jill C (Mountain View)
It was so joyful and fun. Seeing live performers made me so excited for future opera performances.
Katie C (San Francisco)
After over a year without performances, the cast arrives at the War Memorial Opera House to rehearse and prepare a performance of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville.
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*May 11, 14, 15
Featuring the San Francisco Opera Orchestra
Previous performances of The Barber of Seville can be found in our Archive.
This production of The Barber of Seville is made possible, in part by, John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn, and Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem. Additional support provided by Jerome Guillen and Jeremy Gallaher, members of the Producers Circle and generous gifts to the Creative Edge Fund, founded by Carol and Dixon Doll.
Many thanks to EO Products for their generous donation of French Lavender Hand Sanitizer Wipes which will be distributed to all attendees of our live, outdoor performances in Marin Center.
These performances are sponsored, in part, by Charles Schwab & Company.
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