January 08, 2012

Istanbul State Opera to Perform Barber of Seville

Istanbul State Opera and Ballet is performing Rossini’s “Barber of Seville” tonight at Süreyya Opera House. The opera starts at 8 p.m. The piece tells of Count Almaviva’s plan to woo Rosina and win her hand in marriage. With the help of the barber and general factotum Figaro, he executes a plan to outwit her guardian, Dr. Bartolo, who has an eye on his ward’s fortune. Almaviva finds his way into Rosina’s home as a substitute for the officious music master, Don Basilio. After many twists and turns, real Dr. Bartolo is thwarted in his intention of marrying Rosina, who is reconciled with her lover in his true identity.

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