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Il Barbiere di Siviglia – The San Diego Opera
Figaro, Figaro, Fiiiigggaarrro! Barber by day, matchmaker by night, Figaro puts his wiles to work as he aids Count Almaviva in wooing the beautiful Rosina. She’s such a catch that her disreputable guardian Dr. Bartolo keeps her under lock and key with the intent of marrying her himself. With hilarious pranks, and mistaken identities every turn, we’ll find out which marriage is made in heaven!
L’elisir d’amore – Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden
Nemorino is in love with Adina, but she’s rich and he’s poor, and Adina won’t give him the time of day. Nemorino wonders if a love potion might work? Cue the arrival in town of Dulcamara, purveyor of a bottled cure-all that might just do the trick. But Adina has agreed to marry the pompous Sergeant Belcore. Will the potion work? Will Dulcamara get out of town before anyone discovers it doesn’t?