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Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia - April 8th through April 16th, 2011

Il Barbiere di Siviglia Music by Gioachino Rossini Libretto by Cesare Sterbini, after Beaumarchais

University of Maryland Opera Studio Pat Diamond, director Miah Im, conductor with members of the UMD Symphony Orchestra

Friday, April 8, 7:30 pm Sunday, April 10, 3:00 pm Wednesday, April 13, 7:30 pm Thursday, April 14, 7:30 pm Saturday, April 16, 7:30 pm Ina and Jack Kay Theatre

Join the University of Maryland Opera Studio for a delightful production of Rossini's classic Il Barbiere di Siviglia. The engaging melodies of this work have been immortalized in popular culture, and this tale of love, disguise, and mistaken identity has been a comedic hit on opera stages for over 200 years. Learn more about Gioachino Rossini and Il Barbiere di Siviglia in the UM Libraries:

   Streaming audio: Listen to selections from Rossini's The Barber of Seville on Naxos Music Library and Classical Music Library

  Facsimile score of the opera in Rossini's hand: Ever wonder what a composer's score looks like, complete with revisions, erasures, and late additions? Examine a copy of Rossini's autograph score, currently on display in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

  Recordings of Il Barbiere di Siviglia

  Filmed versions of Rossini's opera, recorded at opera houses around the world

  Commentary and other writings: Explore Rossini's biography, critical commentary on The Barber of Seville, and analyses of the libretto of this and other classic works in the genre

  Published scores of Il Barbiere held at MSPAL

Join Opera Studio members for a Pre-Show Discussion of production concepts and ideas behind The Barber of Seville: Friday, April 8, 6:30 pm Sunday, April 10, 2:00 pm Wednesday, April 13, 6:30 pm Thursday, April 14, 6:30 pm Saturday, April 16, 6:30 pm Leah M. Smith Lecture Hall, rm. 2200