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Metropolitan Opera: Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Airs Saturday, December 6 at 12 noon. The Metropolitan Opera’s 2014-15 season of live Saturday matinee radio broadcasts begins with Rossini’s Il BarbierediSiviglia – The Barber of Seville.  The comedy stars mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as the feisty Rosina; tenor Lawrence Brownlee as the lovestruck Count Almaviva; and baritone Christopher Maltman in his first Met appearances in the title role of the resourceful barber Figaro. Michele Mariotti conducts the performance, which also features MaurizioMuraro as Dr. Bartolo and Paata Burchuladze as Don Basilio. Il BarbierediSiviglia will be heard live at 12:00 p.m. CT on Saturday, December 6.