Il barbiere di Siviglia

Il barbiere di Siviglia

The Barber of Seville

Opera




Overview


Synopsis

Count Almaviva is in love with a young woman named Rosina, so he disguises himself as a poor student so that she may fall in love for him, not his wealth.  Rosina is barely allowed out of the house because her guardian, Bartolo, an old grumpy man, wants to marry her for her large dowry, once she is of age.  Figaro, the local barber, used to be the Count’s servant, so the Count asked him to help him meet Rosina in private. Figaro, Almaviva, and Rosina all plot to trick Bartolo and ruin his plans to marry Rosina. However, Bartolo tricks Rosina into thinking that Linodoro works for Almaviva and is not in love with her.  Devastated, she agrees to marry Bartolo.  The Count and Figaro come to get Rosina, but she confronts Lindoro with what she has been told.  Count Almaviva reveals himself to everyone and Rosina agrees to leave with him.  Under Bartolo’s nose, The Count and Rosina get married, with Figaro as a witness.  Rosina agrees to give Bartolo her dowry, and all sing of their love and happiness. 


Characters

Male

Lead

Tenor

Male

Lead

Bass

Female

Lead

Mezzo-Soprano



Show Information

Libretto:
Category
Opera
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
First Produced:
1816
Genres
Comedy, Romance
Settings
Multiple Settings
Time & Place
seville, spain during the 18th century
Cast Size
medium
Orchestra Size
Medium
Licensor:
None/royalty-free
Ideal For
professional, small budget
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes young adult, adult, mature adult characters

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