On Saturday, February 7, at 2:00 PM, the El Dorado Neighborhood Library will host an LA Opera Community Educator, who will present a multi-media program about the opera The Barber of Seville.
Dashing Count Almaviva has lost his heart to the spunky Rosina, whose doddering guardian is determined to marry her himself. It’s Figaro to the rescue, as the resourceful barber conjures up wacky schemes and strategies to unite the young lovers. A topnotch cast sails through the score’s bel canto glories, thrilling the audience as characters that are just as vivid today as when they first took the stage. Rossini’s razor-sharp musical wit glints through every scene of this delicious comedy, one of the most playful and popular in the entire operatic repertoire.
This presentation is free. Light refreshments will be served and a free opera-related gift will be given out at the end of the presentation.
This program is part of the LA Opera Lecture Series, presented by LA Opera’s Community Educators, a team of trained volunteer experts. The LA Opera Lecture Series presents insightful talks on opera’s history, literature, philosophy, and fine arts. El Dorado Neighborhood Library is located at 2900 Studebaker Road, Long Beach. For more information on this program or other El Dorado Library services, please call 562-570-3136. For information on other Long Beach Public Library services programs, call 562 570-7500 or visit www.lbpl.org.
Long Beach Public Library, founded in 1896 services a diverse urban city of close to half a million people. The Long Beach Public Library system includes the El Dorado Neighborhood Library, Main Library, ten unique Neighborhood Libraries and a vibrant online presence. With an emphasis on providing free and equal access to information and support for lifelong-learning, the Library offers books, media, downloads, databases, internet access, and Family Learning Centers and a variety of events ranging from story times to cultural programs.