In an exciting collaboration with Arizona Opera, we will be bringing you book recommendations to augment your viewing of Arizona Opera's 2023/24 Season. We will create a new booklist for each performance, so check back!
Count Almaviva falls hopelessly in love with the beautiful Rosina, the young ward of a grumpy and elderly Bartolo who intends to marry her and claim her dowry. Dressed in disguise, Almaviva tries to earn Rosina’s affection for who he really is, rather than for his money and status. Eventually revealing his true identity, he manages to win Rosina’s heart and the pair evade the disgruntled Bartolo, with love and laughter triumphing in the end.
The Barber of Seville, with music by Gioachino Rossini and libretto by Cesare Sterbini, opens in Phoenix on Jan. 27 at Phoenix Symphony Hall and in Tucson on Feb. 3 at the Linda Ronstadt Music Hall.