NC Opera presents "The Barber of Seville"

Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

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In a Nutshell

A barber proves he’s more than that when a wealthy count hires him to win the heart of a maiden who’s in the custody of a diabolical doctor

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The Deal

  • $39 for one G-Pass for seating in orchestra or mezzanine section G, H, or J (up to $76.22 value)
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  • Language: sung in Italian with English supertitles
  • Estimated run time: two hours and 45 mins with a 20-minute intermission

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The Barber of Seville

Perhaps the pinnacle of comic opera, The Barber of Seville tells the tale of the boisterous Figaro going about his everyday duties: a head of hair or two to cut, a delivered letter here and there, and a bit of matchmaking for hire. Wealthy Count Almaviva desires the beautiful Rosina—and says so in a window-side serenade—but the maiden is in the custody of the vile Dr. Bartolo, who intends to marry her himself. Enter Figaro, armed with a big baritone, a quick wit, and a jacket lined with false mustaches. It takes Almaviva three or four costume changes to do so, but the smitten count is willing to take on all the personas he needs to win the fair Rosina’s heart.

Without a doubt, The Barber of Seville’s most famous aria is “Largo al factotum” (“Make way for the factotum”), though Bugs Bunny fans may know it simply as “Figaro! Figaro!” The barber belts this tongue-twisting piece by way of introduction, establishing a personality at once bombastic, bold, and able. Later, in the serene “Una voce poco fa” (“A voice a little while ago”), Rosina’s piping vocal acrobatics betray her heart’s desire for the mysterious caller at her window.

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