Rossini's 'The Barber of Seville'
at New York Metropolitan Opera,
reviewed by GREGORY MOOMJY
It was a performance of Rossini's The Barber of Seville in the late 1990s that marked my first visit to The Met. As a young opera lover under the age of ten, my awe at the occasion requires no explanation. Needless to say, as I took my seat with the rest of my family in the Grand Tier, I felt like the ever-elusive 'big kid' that young boys aspire to be. However, as soon as the conductor commenced the overture, to my consternation, I felt an overpowering urge to laugh...
Copyright © 15 February 2012
New York City, USA