Insight Series: The History of Rossini's Barber of Seville
Saturday, October 6 at 3 PM
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Room 308
Maestro 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 also includes a trip to Empress Catherine II’s Russia, where Giovanni Paisiello wrote his masterpiece, also Il barbiere di Siviglia, which enjoyed great fame – until eclipsed by Rossini’s.
Seating is limited to 85 - reservations are required.
Reserved seats will be released 5 minutes prior to the start time on a 'first come, first served' basis.