Insight Series: Figaro's Creator
Sunday, October 28 at 3 PM
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Room 308
Gioachino Rossini’s Figaro may be one of the most famous characters in opera, yet this wily Spanish barber of Seville comes from the imagination of the French playwright Pierre-Augustin de Beaumarchais, an equally fascinating character. Who is this Figaro and what about the man who invented this endlessly resourceful, scheming barber? How does a story that follows an outrageously farcical plot manage to convey such a subversive and controversial message? What are we to make of Figaro, Rosine, Bartholo, and Count Almaviva?
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.