WCU To Present Asheville Opera's 'Barber Of Seville'

 

Figaro helps Rosina plot her romantic future in a scene from "The Barber of Seville." The comic opera will show Tuesday, April 22, at the Fine and Performing Arts Center on the campus of Western Carolina University.

Western Carolina University will present the opera "The Barber of Seville," produced by the Asheville Lyric Opera, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in the main performance hall of the Fine and Performing Arts Center on Western's campus.

The "Barber of Seville," or "Il Barbiere di Siviglia," is a two-act comic opera about the battle for the love of the young Rosina between her guardian, Dr. Bartolo, and a Spanish nobleman, Count Almaviva. Based on an earlier work, "The Barber of Seville" was composed by Gioachino Rossini, written by Cesare Sterbini and first performed in 1816 in Rome.

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