Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Il Barbiere di Siviglia

I went to the opera tonight and saw Il Barbiere di Siviglia The Barber of Seville. For those who do not know, you can associate it with the Bugs Bunny cartoon where Bugs massages Elmer Fudd’s hair in the barber’s chair. He actually stands on top and massages to the tune of some great music. I know everyone has heard…Figaro, Figaro, Figaro…..well this is the opera.

It’s a comedic opera and I laughed out loud on numerous occasions. The music was splendid. The opera was not performed in an opera house but in the San Giovanni Evangelista cathedral. It was an intimate setting with a small stage and the actors were right there. They even walked out into the audience while singing. In some scenes they even danced with audience members and interacted with the small orchestra. The music for this opera is very famous and I know most of you have heard some of the music at some points in your life.

What an experience!!!!! Fantastico.

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