The Barber of Seville
with the Naples Philharmonic
You would be hard pressed to think of a more perfect comic opera than The Barber of Seville. Full of cheek, charm and memorable music, Rossini’s masterpiece never fails to delight. Based on the first play in Beaumarchais’ Figaro trilogy, The Barber of Seville introduces audiences to Figaro, a matchmaking barber whose advice to the lovelorn leads to a series of farcical misadventures and mistaken identities. Along the way, audiences are treated to Rossini’s most widely-known and beloved compositions, including the opera’s overture—a form Rossini pioneered—and the “Largo al factotum” aria, which even non-opera buffs will recognize from Bugs Bunny’s Rabbit of Seville (Figaro! Figaro! Figaro!). Nearly two centuries after its debut, The Barber of Seville remains one of the most energetic and engaging operas ever written. Join Opera Naples and the Naples Philharmonic as they bring Rossini’s hilarious romp to life.