Opening the program of events commemorating the 150th anniversary of the composer's death, the Italian Cultural Institute and the Washington National Opera present a special preview of Gioacchino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville debuting on April 28th at the Kennedy Center.
Artistic Director Peter Kazaras will take you inside the composer's mind and into the history and social context of the opera, explaining the behind the scenes of this revival of Rossini's delightful comedy – one of the most beloved opera masterpieces of all time, boasting uproarious laughs and sensational music in equal measure.
The program will also feature musical performances with bass Paolo Bordogna (Dr. Bartolo), bass Wei Wu (Don Basilio) and baritone Andrei Zhilikovsky (Figaro), including the iconic and notoriously challenging aria "Largo al factotum".
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