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Opera still has tickets for Barber of Seville


Press Release: Pensacola Opera invites you to enjoy one of the most cherished, comedic operas of all time, Rossini’s The Barber of Seville Jan. 25 and 27 at the historic Pensacola Saenger Theatre.

Tickets start at $30 and can be purchased by calling the Opera Box Office at 433-6737, at the Saenger Theatre Box Office, or online through Ticketmaster.com. Performances will be held on Friday, Jan. 25 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, Jan. 27 at 2 pm. The Barber of Seville is sung in Italian with projected English supertitles and the length of the show is approximately two hours and forty-five minutes with one intermission.

Follow the comical journey of Figaro, the lovable barber and jack of-all-trades, as he helps the love-stuck Count steal the heart of the beautiful Rosina from the prospect of an arranged marriage to her elderly suitor, Dr. Bartolo. This story of young love unfolds as the Figaro and the Count attempt to distract Bartolo through a series of over-the-top pranks, hilarious antics and impersonations. Figaro will stop at nothing to unite these two young lovers, despite the chaotic mishaps that occur along the way.

“The music in The Barber of Seville is sure to get you tapping your toes and wearing a smile from ear to ear – whether it is your recollection of the Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd cartoons or merely the rhythmic energy of the orchestration,” said Pensacola Opera Artistic Director, Kyle Marrero.

Featuring nationally-acclaimed, professional opera singers: Michael Mayes as Figaro, Jane Redding as Rosina, Brian Downen as Count Almaviva, Kevin Galvin as Bartolo, Ashraf Sewailam as Basilio, Ashley Cutright as Berta, Mitchell Hutchings as Fiorello, Joseph Shadday as Ambrosius and Benjamin Riddles as an Officer.

Dr. Kyle Marrero will stage direct and Jerome Shannon will conduct singers, members of the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra and the Pensacola Opera Chorus. Costumes are built and designed by Glenn Avery Breed. Lighting design will be featured by Charles Houghton. Don and Linda Guillot will design wigs and makeup.

For more information on Pensacola Opera’s 30th Anniversary Season productions or events, call 433-6737, visit www.pensacolaopera.com or “Like” Pensacola Opera on Facebook.