The Barber of Seville is just over two weeks away, and everyone involved in the production is hard at work preparing for this Rossini classic. Just last weekend all of the principals made it to town and full rehearsals began. The costumes from Washington National Opera arrived a few days before the singers and are getting adjusted to fit the singers. The set, from The Minnesota Opera, will be arriving next week and will be unloaded right onto the Muriel Kauffman Theatre stage where it will undergo some adjustments of its own to fit the stage. Rest assured, all will fit well and the entire production has a classic Barber look.
Since all of this is happening behind the scenes right now, we wanted to make sure all of our patrons knew about some of the ways they can learn about The Barber of Seville and quench any curiosities (or ticket needs)!
On Monday, April 16 at 7 p.m. the Lyric Opera Guild will hold the last of its 2011-2012 At Ease with Opera presentations. This one is titled, A Cut Above: Rossini’s Barber of Seville, and will be given by Guild member Dr. Debra Karr. The presentation is held at the Kauffman Foundation conference center at 4801 Rockhill Road, KCMO.
An In-depth Guide about The Barber of Seville is also available. Written by Stu Lewis of the Lyric Opera Guild the guide covers: the opera plot in great detail, bio information about the librettist and composer, and some background on the historical context of the opera. Click here to read this fascinating guide to The Barber of Seville.
Also, in case you did not hear, due to popular demand a 5th performance has been added for The Barber of Seville on Monday, April 23 beginning at 8:00 p.m. If you don’t already have tickets, Monday has the best seats available. Click here if you are interested in purchasing tickets to The Barber of Seville.