“Barber of Seville” Magnet

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Barber of Seville Magnet

This magnet features a scene from one of opera’s most beloved comedies, Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia: the story of two young lovers, an elderly guardian who wants the girl for himself, and Figaro, the resourceful barber of the title. At the end of the first act, the leading characters, confused by what’s going on, sing about hearing the sound of an anvil being hammered inside their heads—a turn of phrase taken literally in director Bartlett Sher’s hit Met Opera production.

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  • 2.9” W x 3.5” H
  • Not suitable for children under 5


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History

Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Its story of two young lovers, an elderly guardian who wants the girl for himself, and Figaro, the resourceful barber of the title make Gioachino Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia (1816) one of opera’s most beloved comedies. At the end of the first act, the leading characters, confused by what’s going on, sing about their feeling of hearing the sound of an anvil being hammered inside their heads—a turn of phrase taken literally in director Bartlett Sher’s hit Met production.

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