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Mezzo-soprano Kirstin Chávez, who recently made her Metropolitan Opera début, was a flirtatious, playful Rosina. She sang with great stylistic command and excellent Italian diction. Although her character was always charming and gracious, you knew she would never weaken in her resolve to marry a man of her own choosing.

Christopher Maltman (Figaro) and Kirstin Chávez (Rosina) in the San Diego Opera production of 'The Barber of Seville'. Photo © 2006 Ken Howard
Christopher Maltman (Figaro) and Kirstin Chávez (Rosina) in the San Diego Opera production of 'The Barber of Seville'. Photo © 2006 Ken Howard

 

Count Almaviva (Lawrence Brownlee) woos Rosina (Kirstin Chávez) in the San Diego Opera production of 'The Barber of Seville'. Photo © 2006 Ken Howard
Count Almaviva (Lawrence Brownlee) woos Rosina (Kirstin Chávez) in the San Diego Opera production of 'The Barber of Seville'. Photo © 2006 Ken Howard

 

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Copyright © 12 February 2006 Maria Nockin, Arizona USA

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