Thursday’s event pick: Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville”

Austin Opera takes on Rossini's "Barber of Seville" to close out the season. Contributed by the Long Center.
Austin Opera takes on Rossini’s “Barber of Seville” to close out the season. Contributed by the Long Center.

Austin Opera is culminating the season with one of Gioachino Rossini’s most well-known pieces, “The Barber of Seville.” The beloved comic opera returns to the repertoire with a cast that’s sure to dazzle.

Jennifer Rivera as Rosina, Troy Cook as Figaro and Patrick Carfizzi as Dr. Bartolo will light up the performance hall with their vocal fireworks in Austin Opera’s final two performances of the two-act opera.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 3 p.m. May 1. $25-$200. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. 512-474-5664, thelongcenter.org/event/rossinis-the-barber-of-seville.

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