April 14, 2012 11:28 PM

The Classical Beat | The Lyric’s ‘Barber’ is the height of light, loony opera

The bon vivant Gioacchino Rossini almost certainly would have loved Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd’s “The Rabbit of Seville.” “The Barber of Seville,” after all, has a Looney Tunes quality of its own. The Lyric Opera of Kansas City will present Rossini’s opera buffa masterpiece for five performances beginning Saturday in the Kauffman Center’s Muriel Kauffman Theatre.

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