The Barber of Seville

Friday, July 08, 2022 to Sunday, July 10, 2022

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE – IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA
JULY 8 @ 7:30pm and JULY 10 @ 2pm
Produced by Opera Saratoga in Partnership with Proctors

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Music by Gioachino Rossini
Libretto by Cesare Sterbini

Sung in Italian with English supertitles projected above the stage

The Barber of Seville is the hilarious story of a love triangle involving Dr. Bartolo, Count Almaviva, and the charming Rosina. Figaro — the local barber who, in fact, does much more than cut hair — is the ultimate “wingman” for Count Almaviva, creating elaborate schemes, aliases, and disguises to help him fool Dr. Bartolo and get the girl. Rossini’s madcap comedy is one of the most popular operas in the world, and is guaranteed to send you out laughing and humming!

Baritone Sidney Outlaw makes his Opera Saratoga debut as the beloved barber Figaro, alongside tenor Brian Yeakley – a distinguished alumnus of Opera Saratoga’s nationally acclaimed Young Artist Program – as Count Almaviva, and South African mezzo soprano Siphokaze Molteno in her role debut as Rosina. Dean Williamson conducts the production directed by Eve Summer.

Opera Saratoga is pleased to offer The Opera Shuttle this summer! We will be providing round trip, dedicated shuttle service from Saratoga Springs to Proctors in Schenectady for The Barber of Seville. The Opera Shuttle will depart Saratoga Springs at 6:15pm for the 7:30pm performance on Friday July 8th; and at 12:45pm for the 2pm performance on Sunday July 10th. Shuttle service is $15 per person round trip. Shuttle tickets must be booked in advance. Shuttle tickets are subject to availability and are first come first serve. Please call (518)584-6018 for information and ordering.

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