1900 Pioneer Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15226
7:00 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013
Undercroft Opera presents Rossini comedy "The Barber of Seville"
Romance. Comedy. Confusion. And the masterful music of Gioachino Rossini propels "The Barber of Seville", a comedy about the confusion of disguise and the power of love presented by UNDERCROFT OPERA, February 7-10, Seton Center Auditorium, 1900 Pioneer Ave., in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Brookline (15226). Tickets and information at: www.undercroftopera.org. Call 412.422.7919.
Undercroft Opera presents one of the world’s most popular comic operas composed by Rossini in 1816. "The Barber of Seville" is referred to as a sort of "prequel" to Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, written a century earlier. The libretto of Rossini's opera is based on Beaumarchais’ comedy of the same name.
With the help of the crafty Figaro, the amorous Count Almaviva attempts to woo the beautiful Rosina from under the nose of her jealous and controlling ward, Dr. Bartolo. Enjoy the antics, the buffoonery, and the music!
This new production of "The Barber of Seville" is directed by Patrick Brannan and accompanied by the Undercroft Orchestra, conducted by Walter Morales. A cast of 14 singers appear, with some singers double cast in roles, performing in two of the four performances. Barber is sung in Italian with English surtitles. Performances are Thurs., Fri., and Sat., Feb. 7, 8 and 9 at 7 pm and Sun., Feb. 10 at 2 pm.
Admission is $20-35, with discounts for seniors and students. Children under 12 are admitted at half price ($12-17). Tickets are on sale at www.undercroftopera.org and at the door.
ABOUT UNDERCROFT OPERA
Undercroft Opera exclusively showcases local talent in traditional operatic productions. The vision of Undercroft, founded in 2006, is to provide Pittsburgh area singers and instrumentalists with an artistic outlet and a greater sense of community, while giving Pittsburgh audience members the opportunity to discover and experience the operatic talent that is literally in their own backyard.
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