When:
October 6, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
2018-10-06T15:00:00-04:00
2018-10-06T16:30:00-04:00
Where:
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
801 Chase St
Annapolis, MD 21401
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Annapolis Opera
410-267-8135
Insight Series: The History of Rossini's Barber of Seville @ Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts | Annapolis | Maryland | United States

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.