A scheming Spanish barber who appears as a character in eighteenth-century French plays. The operas The Marriage of Figaro, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and The Barber of Seville, by Gioacchino Rossini, are about Figaro.
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He began by painting in the Figaro, with great graphic power, the miseries of ushers in provincial schools.
M. Gaston Deschamps, in the usually ribald Figaro, claimed much of the credit of this innovation for himself.Paris from the Earliest Period to the Present Day; Volume 1|William Walton
They say the Times' account is the best—the Figaro also very good (Wolff).Letters of a Diplomat's Wife|Mary King Waddington
I had not seen him or heard of him for years, when, yesterday, I read the announcement of his death in the Figaro.'Grey Roses|Henry Harland
But so would Figaro and Gil Blas have said, and on exactly the same grounds.Froude's History of England|Charles Kingsley