Figaro, Figaro, Figaro! Yes, indeed... Rossini's The Barber of Seville is THAT opera! If you had the pleasure of seeing the thoroughly delightful production of The Marriage of Figaro last season, the story of The Barber of Seville is its prequel.
Anything, anytime, anywhere... Whatever you need, just ask Figaro, Seville's most famous barber and jack-of-all-trades. The lovely Rosina and handsome Count Almaviva have marriage on their minds...but, sadly, Rosina is promised to the elderly scheming Dr. Bartolo! In comes Figaro, and through a series of disguises, foibles and follies he liberates Rosina from her gilded cage into the arms of her beloved.
Witness the delicious unfolding of comic opera at its best: energetic young lovers foiling a buffoon's schemes; mistaken identities; a plot that turns and twists--all wrapped up in Rossini's timeless music.
English baritone Roderick Williams makes both his Florida Grand Opera and American debut as Figaro, Seville's famous barber. Williams has become widely known throughout the UK and Europe for his opera performances and recitals, and his Figaro in Rossini's opera and his Count in Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro are highly regarded.Soprano Sarah Coburn returns to Florida Grand Opera to sing Rosina following her spectacular FGO concert last season with Bryn Terfel and her performances as Kitty in FGO's world premiere of Anna Karenina. Canadian tenor Frédéric Antoun returns to FGO to sing Count Almaviva following his acclaimed performances of Prince Ramiro in last season's La Cenerentola.
February 20 - 28
Miami performances are at the Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami.
March 4 & 6
Fort Lauderdale performances are at the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale.