801 Chase St
Annapolis, MD 21401
The History of Rossini’s Barber of Seville
Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 3 PM
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Room 308
Reservations required – only 85 seats available!| Click here to reserve your seats.
Annapolis Opera’s Artistic Director, Ronald Gretz, sets the scene for Gioachino Rossini’s opera, The Barber of Seville, with an engaging tour of the state of Italian opera during the first quarter of the 19th century. He discusses Rossini’s life, his early operas, their influence on his Barber of Seville, and a history of its performances. His talk includes a trip to Empress Catherine II’s Russia, where Giovanni Paisello wrote his masterpiece, also Il barbiere di Siviglia, which enjoyed great fame – until eclipsed by Rossini’s.