“Il Barbiere di Siviglia” Live in HD

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 7:15 am

Watch the New York City’s Metropolitan Opera 2014–15 season “Live in HD” in the Harris Center Cinema.

Saturday, Nov. 22, see Gioacchino Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville).

The Met’s effervescent production of Rossini’s classic comedy – featuring some of the most instantly recognizable melodies in all of opera – stars Isabel Leonard as the feisty Rosina, Lawrence Brownlee as her conspiring flame, and Christopher Maltman as the endlessly resourceful and charming barber, himself. Michele Mariotti conducts the vivid and tuneful score.

Join Randye Jones, soprano and Burling Library media room supervisor, at 11:30 a.m. for a free introductory opera talk.

Jones will provide historical background on the day’s opera and discuss salient aspects of the drama, music, and performance. The opera itself begins at noon.

The lecture series is coordinated by Eugene Gaub, associate professor of music.

Tickets

Tickets are available at the Pioneer Bookshop, the Grinnell College Bookstore, and at the door on the day of the show.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students, children, and Met Opera members.

Tickets for Grinnell College faculty, staff, and students have been generously funded by the Office of the President and are available at no cost at all ticket locations. Family members not employed by the college are required to purchase tickets.

Email calendar[at]grinnell[dot]edu and ask join the Public Events listserv if you’d like to get reminders about performances and ticket distribution.