Rossini wrote this earlier opera buffa, which was embraced by the Italian public when it was released in 1813 and then faded somewhat in popularity until right after World War II, when it experienced a revival of interest. Barcellona, known for her bel canto (beautiful singing) roles, performed mostly in Europe in the early stages of her career, but now has an American agent and says she will be singing more often in the United States. Her favorite song she does in this opera? ''The last one. Because it's so full of pyrotechnical notes. It's the most frightening aria in the opera for me, but I do love it.''
Fri., Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 28, 2 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m.; Wed., Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m.; Fri., Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 11, 2 p.m., 2012