Houston Grand Opera presents The Barber of Seville In Texas
The Barber of Seville in Texas is an adaptation of Gioachino Rossini’s classic work by Kristine McIntyre. The star-crossed lovers in this version now have a language barrier to overcome, as the wily barber Figaro must translate for Almaviva, who only speaks English, and Rosina, who only speaks Spanish. The setting and cowboy-themed costumes move the story from Italy to West Texas. This bilingual opera weaves Texas history into the story, making it particularly relevant to the diverse audiences of Houston students.