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Barber of Seville, The

noun
1.
Italian Il barbiere di Siviglia. a comic opera (1816) by Gioacchino Rossini based on a comedy (1775) by Beaumarchais.
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An opera by Gioacchino Rossini. The title character is Figaro, a master schemer. By his trickery, he helps his former master, a nobleman, win the hand of a beautiful woman.

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