The Barber of Seville comes to Dordt College
- Posted Monday, March 6, 2017
- Updated Tuesday, March 21, 2017
One of Iowa’s premier performing arts organizations, OPERA Iowa, is coming to Sioux Center to perform Rossini’s comedic masterpiece, The Barber of Seville (sung in English).
The Des Moines Metro Opera’s education touring troupe will present the two-hour performance on Tuesday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the B.J. Haan Auditorium. The family friendly performance, sponsored by Sioux Center Recreation and Arts council, is free and open to the public.
Disguises and false identities abound as men, young and old, vie for the hand of the beautiful Rosina in one of the funniest, most familiar, and energetic operas ever composed. Rossini’s delightful romp centers on “Figaro, Figaro, Figaro,” a scheming barber and jack-of-all-trades. From the first notes of the world’s famous overture to the final curtain, your toes will be tapping.
Over the past 30 years, the OPERA Iowa Educational Touring Troupe has performed in 10 states throughout the region and even in Japan and China, spreading the joy of opera to over 825,000 students and adults. OPERA Iowa is an Education Division program of Des Moines Metro Opera, which is located in Indianola, Iowa, just south of Des Moines. Des Moines Metro Opera is celebrating its 45th Anniversary Season. For more information on Des Moines Metro Opera visit www.desmoinesmetroopera.org.