Then & Now 11/29: The Barber of Seville

On this date in musical history, the first Italian opera in the U.S., Rossini’s, The Barber of Seville made its debut in New York City on this date in 1825. And there will be music and singing carolers at tonight’s annual downtown Sarasota Christmas tree lighting ceremony from 6-9 tonight at Five Points Park. The tree will be illuminated at seven.