Count Almaviva has fallen in love with Rosina, the ward of Dr. Bartolo, and comes to serenade her. He pretends to be the poor student “Lindoro” so that she will not be influenced by his title. Figaro, formerly the Count’s servant and now a barber in Seville, arrives rejoicing in his profession (“Largo al factotum”).
What is The Barber of Seville’s name?
The barber of the title is Figaro, whose impressive entrance aria (“Largo al factotum”)—with its repeated proclamations of his own name—is one of the best-known of all opera arias.
Who put a curse on The Barber of Seville production?
composer Signor Rossini
Soon she finds herself transported in time to a theater in Rome 50 years ealier, where she is invisible to everyone but the composer Signor Rossini. She watches in horror as one of the singers puts a curse on the production of “The Barber of Seville,” which has a disastrous premiere.