Rossini's The Barber of Seville
This is a past event. Saturday, June 15 at 7:30pm
Keller Auditorium 222 S.W. Clay St., Portland, OR 97201
"Portland Opera swings between modern works and more conventional fare, and the upcoming production of Rossini’s beloved comic opera is solidly in the latter category. Director Christopher Mattaliano promises, “We’re embracing the conventions of opera, which can be a ridiculous art form, and not apologizing for it.” Starring mezzo Aleks Romano, tenor Jack Swanson, bass-baritone Eduardo Chama, and Metropolitan Opera baritone John Moore in the title role. " - Oregon Arts Watch
Presented by Portland Opera. Don’t miss the charismatic character we all know and love: “Figaro! Figaro! Fig-a-rooo!” This opera sparkles with fun-filled comedy and mischief.
Count Almaviva has fallen for the charming Rosina and enlists the help of the town barber Figaro to assist in winning her affection. Together, they try to outwit her guardian Dr. Bartolo, who also vies for her hand (and inheritance). Classic shenanigans and twists promise to delight audiences both young and young at heart in one of the greatest bel canto comic operas of all time.
Performed in Italian with English captions. Approximately two hours long, with one intermission.
The performance of The Barber of Seville on June 9, 2019 at 2 p.m. will include an audio description of the visual and physical events on stage for patrons who are blind or have low vision. For patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing, each performance is translated with English text projected above the stage. If you require wheelchair, ADA or companion seating, please let the Patron Services team know when you purchase tickets so that it can ensure your visit to the opera is an excellent one.