Rossini’s Comic Gem Il Barbiere di Siviglia Returns to the Met,
With Isabel Leonard, Lawrence Brownlee, and Christopher Maltman
A revival of Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia will open at the Met November 18, with Lawrence Brownlee as the lovestruck Count Almaviva; Isabel Leonard as Rosina, the feisty ward who captures his heart; and Christopher Maltman in his first Met performances of Figaro, the title barber whose skills extend far beyond hair-cutting. Michele Mariotti conducts the performance, which also stars Maurizio Muraro as Dr. Bartolo and Paata Burchuladze as Don Basilio. Bartlett Sher’s acclaimed staging premiered at the Met in 2006. The November 22 matinee performance will be transmitted worldwide as part of the Met’s Live in HD series, which is now seen in more than 2,000 movie theaters in 69 countries around the world.
Performances: November 18, 22 (matinee), 26, 29, December 3, 6 (matinee). Curtain times vary: complete schedule here. Running time: 3 hours, including one intermission.
Tickets begin at $25; for prices, more information, or to place an order, please call (212) 362-6000 or visit www.metopera.org. Special rates for groups of 10 or more are available by calling (212) 341-5410 or visiting www.metopera.org/groups.
Same-day $25 rush tickets for all performances of Il Barbiere di Siviglia are available via lottery on the Met’s Web site. To enter, click here.
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