joshua borths

Learn About Rossini's Masterpiece 


The Barber of Seville is often referred to as a masterpiece of comedy within music. Gioachino Rossini’s comedic opera, which premiered in 1816, has survived the test of time in part because it features a familiar plot centering on love and money that’s enhanced with beautiful music. And when you add the character of Figaro, a barber and self-styled jack-of-all-trades to the mix, you have a must-see production. 

If you are planning to attend the March 11 LLL opera trip and want to learn more about the disguises and puns used in the production, you won’t want to miss this class.

Joshua Borths is Arizona Opera’s education manager. Originally from Cincinnati, OH, Borths has worked for many opera companies including Wolf Trap Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, Opera Memphis, Seagle Music Colony and the Crested Butte Music Festival. He has directed many full productions and educational programs and is directing this season's Barber of Seville. Borths holds an undergraduate degree in music from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree from Florida State University.  He is a popular LLL instructor.

DATE / TIME: Thursday, Feb. 1, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.



COST: $10

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