Portland Opera Presents Rossini's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE

May 16, 2019 195

Portland Opera is thrilled to bring its production of Gioachino Rossini's The Barber of Seville to the stage this June. Considered one of the greatest comic operas of all time, Rossini's opera tells the story of the Count Almaviva, who 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.

Portland Opera will present four performances of The Barber of Seville on June 7, 9m, 13, 15 at the Keller Auditorium. "This production of The Barber of Seville is high energy and high voltage," says stage director and Portland Opera General Director Christopher Mattaliano. "We're embracing the conventions of opera, which can be a ridiculous art form, and not apologizing for it.

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