27 June-9 July 2006. Gioacchino Rossinis comic opera The Barber of Seville is presented by De Nederlandse Opera in a revival of its 2000 production designed and directed by Italian Nobel prize-winner Dario Fo. The opera tells the story of Count Almavivas pursuit of Rosina, the wealthy young ward of Dr. Bartolo, who has designs on her fortune and keeps her under lock and key. The counts former servant, Figaro - the Barber of the operas title - is co-opted to help Almaviva get into the doctors house using disguise and subterfuge. The libretto by Cesare Sterbini is based on the comedy by Pierre Beaumarchais. Il Barbiere di Siviglia was first performed in 1816 at the Teatro Argentina in Rome. In this production at the Het Muziektheater, the Nederlands Chamber Orchestra is directed by Julian Reynolds. The opera runs for three hours with one interval. Admission 100-20, concessions 70-17.50. Performances start at 20.00 on 27, 29 June and 1, 3, 5, 7 July. Matinee 9 July at 13.30.
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Il Barbiere di Siviglia.
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