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Figaro. Figaro. Figaroooo!

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With the opening of the much anticipated Dubai Opera house comes the best of the Italian Opera classics and the Barber of Seville is definitely not to be missed.

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Fi-ga-ro…Figaro. Figaro… we sing our lungs out to Figaro, the friendly neighbourhood barber and matchmaker played by Massimo Cavalletti. When the dashing Count Almaviva  (Bogdan Mihai) has his heart smitten by the sassy young Rosina(Rocío Ignacio), he looks to Figaro for help.  I mean if all of the single ladies (and men) out there had someone with skills and wits as sharp as his, nobody would probably be ‘forever alone’ – although you might need to come prepared with gold.

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Rosina’s guardian, Don Bartolo (Domenico Balzani) is determined to marry Rosina himself until the resourceful Figaro swoops in to conjure hilarious schemes and strategies to unite the young lovers. This delightful comedy by Gioachino Rossini brought to life by director Giulio Ciabatti will have you rooting for Figaro and his match making skills in no time!

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