Starting September 28, Gioachino Rossini’s classic rom-com “The Barber of Seville” opens at The Lyric Opera of Chicago. For 8 special performances, this production promises to delight audiences with fantastic music, stage design and multi-talented actors.
According to a recent press release from The Silverman Group, the upcoming comedic production is filled with “secrets, silly ruses, outlandish plot twists, and sparkling melodies, all in the name of love. ‘The Barber of Seville’ has ebullient music led by Lyric’s own music director: Sir Andrew Davis is on the podium to start his 20th season as principal conductor at Lyric.” The alluring visuals come from a group of “Tony Award winners & nominees: director Rob Ashford’s lovely and airy production, with sets by Scott Pask, costumes by Catherine Zuber, and lighting by Howard Harrison.” Gifted actors Adam Plachetka, Marianne Crebassa Marianne Crebassa, Lawrence Brownlee, Alessandro Corbelli, and Krzysztof Bączyk play beloved characters Figaro, Rosina, Count Almaviva. Bartolo, and Basilio respectively.
The press release also mentions that this Italian classic actually inspired Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd’s “The Rabbit of Seville”.
“The Barber of Seville” performance dates are September 28 and October 2, 5, 10, 13, 18, 21 and 27 at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
A Special Thanks to The Silverman Group for the image and info.