Opera on the James Presents: The Barber of Seville
March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
One event on March 29, 2020 at 2:00 pm
The final production of Opera on the James’s 2019/2020 season is Gioachino Rossini’s great comic masterpiece The Barber of Seville.
Who doesn’t love a story about a barber with a talent for match-making? The story is simple: a handsome young nobleman is in love with an independent-minded young woman, who is kept under constant surveillance by her elderly (and ill-tempered) guardian. Enter the Barber, who, through various ruses—one of which includes a mountain of shaving cream—saves the day. Nationally and internationally acclaimed vocalists will converge in Lynchburg to present a night of comedy and beautiful belcanto singing. The cast includes soprano Tess Altiveros, baritone Steven Condy, tenor David Marguiles and, as the Barber himself, baritone Brian James Meyers, described by the NY Times as possessing a “buttery baritone voice.” Acclaimed stage director, Dean Anthony and OOTJ principal conductor Peter Leonard round out the team, with OOTJ Tyler Young Artists taking on supporting roles.