Boffo Performances in ‘Barber’

Garanca_Barbiere_small.png(Photo by Marty Sohl courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera)
By JAY NORDLINGER [NY Sun, 14 January 2008]
Last season, the Metropolitan Opera staged a new production of “The Barber of Seville,” Rossini’s great hit. It was directed by Bartlett Sher, of “Light in the Piazza” fame. In the saucy role of Rosina, the Met had two women: Diana Damrau, the German soprano, and Joyce DiDonato, the American mezzo. Both were delicious, in their own, distinct ways.