Saturday, August 12, 2023

Opera for the Young: Rossini’s The Barber of Seville

A One-Hour, Mid-Century Modern Adaptation for Kids

Donor Gates Open:
12:00 PM
Gates Open:
12:00 PM
Concert Starts:
1:00 PM
Sponsor: Augustus Gaylord Donnelley


Reserved Seats: $15

No Lawn tickets are offered for this event.


Ravinia is becoming a cashless venue and encourages all guests to bring credit/debit cards or other cashless forms of payment. Cash will not be accepted at The Festival Shop, Wintrust Chair & Table Rental, Dining Pavilion restaurants, and concessions and bars.

  Dining/Concessions at Ravinia Festival®

The Scoop Café is open noon – 2 p.m. to serve chilled food and drinks, specialty coffees, ice cream, and snacks. All other dining options are unavailable.



A classic character comes to life as a motorcycle-riding rascal in Opera for the Young’s adaptation of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville.

Set in the fabulous 1950s, this comic opera will leave kids laughing, cheering, and inspired. It’s a riotous romp featuring a lovesick count, the blushing object of his affection, a crusty old doctor, and, of course, Figaro. Issues of class consciousness dissolve in the face of true love and hijinks. In this one-of-a-kind interactive event with professional opera singers, a chorus of students of Ravinia’s Reach Teach Play programs will perform as students of Seville High, a police officer, and a very confused music teacher.

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