Sunday, October 8 2017

Opera Preview with Norm

It has been said that Gioachino Rossini wrote The Barber of Seville in 17 days. It doesn't seem possible that such an energy-packed musical work, full of both humor and tender affection, could be created in such a short span. After a disastrous opening night in 1817, The Barber went on to become one of the most beloved and frequently performed operas of all time. Figaro's aria, "Largo al factotum" is one of opera's most famous songs. Even Bugs Bunny gets to sing it. This free lecture, provided to increase the enjoyment and appreciation of Seattle Opera productions, will feature Norm Hollingshead with recorded musical excerpts. Space is limited; first come, first seated.

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