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UK Opera Theatre Season Takes Comedic Turn With 'Barber of Seville'

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UK Opera Theatre continues its season with Gioachino Rossini's critically acclaimed "The Barber of Seville." The production will take the stage Feb. 24-26, at the Singletary Center for the Arts Concert Hall.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 15, 2017) University of Kentucky Opera Theatre continues the 2016-17 season with Gioachino Rossini's critically acclaimed "The Barber of Seville." The production will take the stage Feb. 24-26, at the Singletary Center for the Arts Concert Hall.

Considered the world's most popular comic opera, "The Barber of Seville," is brimming with recognizable melodies, most notably the introductory patter song of the swaggering Figaro, the barber of the title. This wacky opera includes mistaken identities, baffling disguises and a feeling that all’s fair in love and war — especially love. UK's production, directed by Cynthia Lawrence, endowed chair and professor of voice, will be sung in Italian with English supertitles and feature artist-in-residence Kevin Glavin in the role of Bartolo.

"The Barber of Seville" curtain rises at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26. Tickets range from $33-$38. Processing fees will be added to transaction upon purchase. All students coming to the box office with a mustache (glued on, painted on, or grown on, male and female) will get a discount of $5 off a $15 ticket. Regular priced tickets may be purchased through the Singletary Center ticket office by visiting http://SCFATickets.com, calling 859-257-4929, or in person at the venue.

The acclaimed UK Opera Theatre program is part of the UK School of Music at UK College of Fine Arts. The school has garnered a national reputation for high-caliber education in opera, choral and instrumental music performance, as well as music education, composition and music theory.

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