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The Dallas Opera

The Barber of Seville

March 28 – April 21, 2014 Winspear Opera House

2403 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201

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By Gioachino Rossini

Disguises and false identities abound as men — young and old — vie for the hand of the beautiful Rosina in one of the funniest and most frenetic operas ever composed! Rossini’s delightful 19th-century romp centers on “Figaro, Figaro, Figaro”, a scheming barber and jack-of-all-trades, sung by Dallas Opera favorite Nathan Gunn, who plots with Count Almaviva to release Bartolo’s ward from her gilded cage.

The all-star ensemble includes acclaimed mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as the gorgeous-yet-spunky Rosina, lyric tenor Alek Shrader as the love-struck Almaviva, and commanding Turkish bass Burak Bilgili as Don Basilio in their much-anticipated TDO debuts. It also marks the welcome return of the inimitable Donato DiStefano, a comic veteran of previous Dallas Opera productions of Barber and La Cenerentola, in a role he has sung all over the world: Dr. Bartolo.

From the first notes of one of the world’s most famous overtures to the final curtain, your heart will be racing — but not for the exit!

Starring
Nathan Gunn
Isabel Leonard
Alek Shrader
Burak Bilgili
Donato DiStefano

Conductor
Giuliano Carella

Originally directed by
John Copley

Set design
John Conklin

Tickets Available at dallasopera.org

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