There’s a good reason it’s one of the world’s most popular operas!
Rossini’s zany and sparkling score sets the gold standard for opera that is fresh, elegant, funny, and brimming with vocal fireworks. Delight as the young barber Figaro helps Count Almaviva steal the beautiful Rosina from under the nose of her doddering guardian. St. Louis’s own Ryan McAdams, Conductor (2013’s The Pirates of Penzance) conducts, and Michael Shell (2012’s Cosí fan tutte) directs this co-production with Opera Philadelphia.
“One big lollipop for the eyes… the production created an environment that simply made you want to be there.” - Philadelphia Inquirer
"...bright, beautiful, funny, relatable, and extraordinarily entertaining" - Philly Now
"...truly inspired... their fun onstage was infectious" - Parterre box presents La Cieca
"What a wonderful romp! ...a frothy, foamy, and wholly hilarious show that made opera buffa as relevant and entertaining today as it was when it was written." - OPERAtunity
Conducted by Ryan McAdams. Directed by Michael Shell. Featuring Christopher Tiesi, Emily Fons, Jonathan Beyer, Dale Travis, Jeongcheol Cha, Eliza Johnson, Benjamin Taylor, Jonathan McCullough, and Geoffrey Agpalo.
May 23, 8pm
May 27, 8pm
May 29, 8pm
June 4, 8pm
June 6, 1pm
June 10, 8pm
June 14, 7pm
June 17, 1pm
June 27, 8pm
(June 17 performance conducted by Stephen Lord)
TICKETS START AT $25!
Made possible with a leadership gift from David W. Mesker and Dorothy Haase, with major production support from Engelhardt Family Foundation and with production underwriting from Mosby Building Arts and Wells Fargo Advisors.