Penn State Opera Theatre to present 'The Barber of Seville'

March 15, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State Opera Theatre will present two performances of Gioachino Rossini's comic masterpiece, "The Barber of Seville" (Il barbiere di Siviglia), at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, in the State Theatre, located at 130 W. College Ave. in State College.

Join the hilarity as Seville's young count Almaviva schemes to win the hand of his beloved Rosina, aided by his resourceful barber, Figaro. Based on the first of three plays by French playwright Pierre Beaumarchais featuring the clever barber, Rossini's opera buffa premiered in Rome in 1816 and still remains one of the most popular comic works in the opera repertoire. "The Barber of Seville," performed in English, is directed by Penn State faculty member Ted Christopher.

Ticket prices are $18 for the general public, $16 for students and $9 for children age 12 and under. Seating is reserved. Tickets are available at the State Theatre box office, online at, or by calling 814-272-0606.


Last Updated March 16, 2016