Broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera continue on Classical 90.5 at 11:00 this Saturday, December 22nd, at 11:00 a.m. with a performance of The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini, set to a libretto by Cesare Sterbini.

This season’s holiday entertainment, Bartlett Sher’s production of Rossini’s comic masterpiece, has an abridged running length of two hours and is sung in English. It’s the perfect opera for kids and adults, featuring slapstick comedy and pure romance. The charming and irresistible cast of young stars also makes the production uniquely appealing for the whole family. Yves Abel conducts.

THE CAST
Rosina: Isabel Leonard
Count Almaviva: Alek Shrader
Figaro: Rodion Pogossov
Doctor Bartolo: John Del Carlo
Don Basilio: Jordan Bisch