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May 1, 2016 | 3 p.m.

KMFA 89.5 presents a live broadcast of Austin Opera's presentation of Rossinis' The Barber of Seville. Jeffrey Blair and Chris Johnson will host from the Long Center with commentary starting at 2:50 p.m.

This broadcast is only available on 89.5 FM and will not available on our online stream. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Listen to this special broadcast by tuning your radio to 89.5 FM on Sunday, May 1.



Rossini’s beloved comic opera returns to the repertoire with a cast that is sure-to-please. Jennifer Rivera as Rosina, Troy Cook as Figaro, and Patrick Carfizzi as Dr. Bartolo will charm and dazzle you with their Rossinian vocal fireworks. And we’re thrilled to welcome back Jamie Offenbach as Don Basilio, following his wonderful performance as Mephistopheles in Faust. Rossini’s musical wit glints through every scene of this delightful comedy, one of the most playful and popular ever written!

Stage director Alain Gauthier has found success with his recent production of Dead Man Walking at l’Opera de Montréal where he won the Opus Award for the “Event of the Year”. Gauthier will bring his artistic and directorial strengths to the Long Center stage to emphasize the opera’s beautiful music and hilarious comic timing.

The Barber of Seville features the Austin Opera Chorus and the Austin Opera Orchestra. It will be performed in two acts, sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage.

This broadcast is part of KMFA's Listen Local series. This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, the Still Water Foundation, Estes Audiology Hearing Centers, and Tito's Handmade Vodka.

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