Figaro, Figaro, Fi-ga-ro—Join Baltimore Concert Opera's scholar-in-residence, Aaron Ziegel, in a series of virtual lectures presented by Odyssey and designed to prepare and heighten your theatrical experience before attending BCO's fully staged production of Rossini's The Barber of Seville. The lectures will encompass an in-depth examination of the composer's biography and operatic output in the context of his times and contemporaries. We will explore the history of comic opera and Rossini's contributions to that legacy. We will uncover analytical insights into the work's construction, performance practice, and reception history, in addition to hearing from some of the artists involved in BCO's production. Whether you know Rossini's music from Bugs Bunny or are new to the opera, you are sure to come away humming Rossini's classic tunes!
- Lectures: 7 to 8 p.m., Thursdays, Jan. 27 to Feb. 17, virtual
- Performance: Sunday, Feb. 20, Towson University's Stephens Hall
Register for the virtual lecture series and/or the in-person performance on the event's website.