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The Barber of Seville - 1946 - Broadway


Center Theatre

(New York, NY)
6th Avenue and 49th St.
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 28, 2020
The Crown has held as one of Netflix's top series since the release of Season 4 on November 15 perhaps partly due to the stellar performances from its cast. Did you know that many of the company members have extensive background onstage in London and around the world.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 6, 2021
Houston Grand Opera will present its 2021-22 season live and in person after a year of reimagining the artform in a virtual format through the 2020-21 HGO Digital season.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2021
The San Francisco Opera and San Francisco Symphony have returned to live, in-person performances, presenting drive-in shows as well as indoor concerts. The indoor concerts will be presented with with modifications including intermissionless shows and social distancing. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 5, 2021
Nashville Opera returns to the stage June 12 with a live, open-air production of CINDERELLA at Ascend Amphitheater.
by Stephi Wild - May 25, 2021
Beginning in November with Handel’s Julius Caesar in Egypt, in its first staging by the company, the season continues with the return of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance, Rossini’s beloved Barber of Seville, and the Southeastern premiere of the Grammy award-winning opera The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, in a new production by Carl W. Knobloch Jr. General and Artistic Director Tomer Zvulun.
by Maria Nockin - May 22, 2021
Our Magic Opera Flying Carpet Virtual Tour begins in Los Angeles with the Signature Recital by tenor Russell Thomas and pianist Kyung-Mi Kim. A native of  Miami, Florida, Thomas debuted as Pollione in LA Opera’s Norma. He sang Cavaradossi in Tosca and Titus in The Clemency of Titus . Next year, he will be Radames in Aida. Currently, he is the company's Artist in Residence.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2021
Bryant Park Corporation has announced the current programming schedule for its summer performing arts series, Picnic Performances, featuring artists including Adrienne Warren, the New York Philharmonic, Mykal Kilgore, New York City Opera and many more! 
by Stephi Wild - May 18, 2021
Dallas Opera will present a free evening of Broadway classics on May 21, 2021. The performance will star Deanna Breiwick, soprano / Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano / Lucas Meachem, baritone and The Dallas Opera Orchestra conducted by Maestro Emmanuel Villaume.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2021
Cincinnati Opera will return to the outdoors for its reimagined 2021 Summer Festival, Summer at Summit. The season will take place July 11-31 at Summit Park, located in the heart of Blue Ash, Ohio, and will feature internationally renowned artists, the Cincinnati Opera Chorus, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
by Ron Bierman - Mar 31, 2021
As I write this, mezzo soprano Emily Fons is driving from her home in Milwaukee to San Diego to rehearse the role of Rosina, the wife of roving-eyed count Almaviva in The Barber of Seville by Rossini. Three years ago Fons sang Cherubino here in the related comic opera The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart. The switch to the count's wife from Mozart's Cherubino, a 15-year-old boy and randy rival of the philandering count, is an indication of the mezzo's acting and vocal versatility. I discovered when we met via Zoom (what else?) that her adventurous openness to new roles is typical of the mezzo's approach to life.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 23, 2021
Music Director Thierry Fischer and Utah Symphony | Utah Opera President and CEO Steven Brosvik today announced plans for the Utah Symphony’s 2021-22 season. The Utah Symphony will return to full-scale performances that draw the community together to experience classical and popular favorites.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 23, 2021
Honoring its namesake's legacy and passion for philanthropic giving, The Conrad Prebys Foundation is celebrating the selection of 121 grant projects, which will receive nearly $78 million in grant funding during its inaugural grant cycle.
by Maria Nockin - Mar 19, 2021
Emily Fons received a Grammy nomination for her work on the recording of Jennifer Higdon’s opera Cold Mountain. Fons has been lauded for her virtuosic abilities in the Baroque and Bel Canto repertoires and for the dramatic commitment and musicality she brings to modern works. She has performed with Santa Fe Opera, Seattle Opera, and many others.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 17, 2021
Tenor Lawrence Brownlee will join Juilliard's Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts as distinguished visiting faculty starting this spring semester. Brownlee is a leading figure in opera, both as a singer on the world's top stages and for his activism in support of diversity in the industry.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 17, 2021
Rossini’s The Barber of Seville is one of the most popular operas ever written. This travelling production will enthral school students of all ages, complete with beautiful costumes and engaging scenery.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 16, 2021
This summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival and Music Director Sir Donald Runnicles will 'Welcome Home' their musicians, patrons, and community from July 2 to August 21, 2021. GTMF celebrates its 60th season with seven weeks of performances - one week outdoors and six weeks inside Walk Festival Hall.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 16, 2021
Utah Opera Artistic Director Christopher McBeth today announced Utah Opera’s 2021-22 season, sponsored by the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation. In its upcoming season, Utah Opera presents four full-scale opera productions with live performances at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 11, 2021
The San Francisco Opera costume department has teamed up with doctors from UCSF to create a mask that will allow the company's singers to safely rehearse together.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 11, 2021
In Song is a series of intimate video portraits featuring remarkable San Francisco Opera artists who draw us into their distinctive spheres through stories and song—from classical to bluegrass to spirituals. In each episode, a singer invites us to see who they are in the world, their cultural backgrounds and how they express themselves through deep connections to song.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 1, 2021
The Glimmerglass Festival, the summer opera and musical theater festival in Cooperstown, New York, has announced plans for the summer of 2021 in the wake of its 2020 season cancelation due to COVID-19. The 2021 season will run July 15 through August 17.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 4, 2021
After 16 months of dark halls and no applause, Finger Lakes Opera will sing again, live and in person.  All of its programs will be outdoors this summer and tickets will go on sale in stages. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 4, 2021
Bryant Park Picnic Performances season of free, ticketed live performances will continue on June 18 at 7pm with New York City Opera's Pride in the Park, a celebration of LGBTQ culture and excellence on the occasion of Pride Month in NYC.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 17, 2021
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) kicks off a month of free summer concerts on July 4 with the BSO’s 4th of July special, a 30-minute musical televised performance in partnership with WMAR TV-2 followed by a series of free in-person concerts starting July 8 and running through July 30.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2021
New York City Opera will return to Bryant Park this weekend for its fourth season of operas as the centerpiece of Bank of America’s Bryant Park Picnic Performance series, beginning this Friday, June 18 with NYCO’s annual LGBTQ Pride concert, Pride in the Park.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 15, 2021
Welsh National Opera has announced that the Company will return to touring in Wales and England from Autumn this year. The details announced include touring opera productions, engagement and outreach work and orchestral concert activity. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 11, 2021
This new initiative allows Professional Company Members to receive up to $10,000 to subsidize as much as 50 percent of the fee of a woman stage director or conductor who is contracted for the first time by the company.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2021
North Carolina Opera's General Director, Eric Mitchko has announced the company's upcoming 2021-22 season. The season will open on November 14 with Beethoven's only opera FIDELIO, followed by two timeless classics, Puccini's LA BOHÈME (Jan. 28 & 30) and Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE (Apr. 8 & 10).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 28, 2021
This year has been a challenging one to say the least; particularly in the arts. Hawaiʻi Opera Theatre, like other performing arts organi-ations, has been facing a changing landscape, not only due to the pandemic (which forced HOT to postpone the 20-21 season) but also in the way people consume entertainment.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 27, 2021
Ian Derrer, The Dallas Opera’s Kern Wildenthal General Director and CEO, announced today that extreme and ongoing COVID 19 concerns are forcing the company to cancel its March and April 2021 subscription performances, with full-scale operas in the Winspear Opera House resuming in February and March of 2022 in a brand-new 2021/2022 Season.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 9, 2021
Utah Opera presents an evening of opera arias inspired by central themes of light and optimism in a virtual concert in two acts that is available for streaming On Demand from February 12 to March 14. For more information, visit
by Maria Nockin - Feb 6, 2021
In celebration of Valentine's Day, on Saturday, February 13, at 5:00 P.M. PST, Russell Thomas, Los Angeles Opera’s new Artist in Residence, welcomes Ashley Faatoalia, Tiffany Townsend, Alaysha Fox and pianist Leonard Hayes to the On Now digital stage for the first episode in its After Hours series, 'Black Love.” Enjoy sweet renditions of works by composers such as H.T. Burleigh, Undine Smith Moore, and Margaret Bonds.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 5, 2021
The Rossini Opera Festival will now be available for streaming in North America exclusively on Stage Access.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 4, 2021
Lyric Opera of Chicago continues to expand its 2020/21 Season with new offerings and virtual performances. Anthony Freud, Lyric’s general director, president & CEO, announced additional new programming today that will feature the Lyric Opera Orchestra, the Lyric Opera Chorus, Lyric’s Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center Ensemble & more.
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 26, 2021
Today (February 26) in live streaming: a Jerome Robbins Broadway reunion on Stars in the House, Alex Timbers on Backstage Live, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 17, 2021
San Francisco Opera Tad and Dianne Taube General Director Matthew Shilvock announces re-envisioned Spring 2021 programming including a return to live performances with a new production of Gioachino Rossini's The Barber of Seville and concerts offered in a drive-in setting at San Rafael's Marin Center in April and May.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 17, 2021
Inspired by the success from their safe drive-in performances of La bohème in the Fall, which heralded the return of live, in-person, opera to San Diego County since the start of the pandemic, and provided over 300 jobs to many, San Diego Opera has announced a Spring season of safe, socially-distanced, drive-in performances.
by Stage Tube - Dec 28, 2020
As the year 2020 draws to a close, stars past and present of New York City Opera (NYCO) have come to the aid of “The People’s Opera” by participating in Un Zoomo in Maschera, a word from the artists of New York City Opera, a special year-end fundraiser which will be released on social media today.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 28, 2020
As the year 2020 draws to a close, stars past and present of New York City Opera (NYCO) have come to the aid of “The People’s Opera” by participating in Un Zoomo in Maschera, a word from the artists of New York City Opera, a special year-end fundraiser which was be released today.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 15, 2020
Following a rigorous audition process, Victorian Opera has announced baritone Stephen Marsh as the first recipient of the Michael Stubbs and Malcom Roberts Opera Prize. The $50,000 opera prize was announced as part of Victorian Opera’s 15th anniversary celebrations in October and attracted high-calibre candidates from across Australia.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 11, 2020
The Spreckels Organ Society and San Diego Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez announce an enchanting series of holiday webcast concerts direct from Balboa Park during the pandemic holidays 2020. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 8, 2021
The Dallas Opera's annual spring gala has been reimagined as a special virtual fundraising event this year, and will stream on TDO's website beginning Friday, May 7 at 7 p.m.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 6, 2021
Inspired by the success from their safe drive-in performances of La bohème in the Fall, which heralded the return of live, in-person, opera to San Diego County since the start of the pandemic, San Diego Opera has announced a Spring season of safe, socially-distanced, drive-in performances.
by Ron Bierman - Apr 29, 2021
The San Diego Opera continued its quixotic foray into parking-lot adventures with The Barber of Seville by Rossini, social distancing once again forcing substantial changes to a production's length and cast size. Revisions to libretto, costumes, set and lighting went all out for a zany farcical effect that even many staid opera lovers of a certain age would eventually realize harkened back to the free-wheeling spirit of Rowan and Martin's Laugh-in, complete with 'Sock it to me,' chicken jokes and Rowan's trademark closing 'Say goodnight, Dick.' This always said to his seemingly clueless partner Dick Martin. Lest you think it was a radically revised libretto, I offer assurances that most of the explicit references to the bygone TV show were displayed in hand-drawn lettering on cardboard placards held up by a man near the stage whose humble garb included a Santa Clause hat. This seemingly homeless but cheerful gentleman was teamed offstage with a gaggle of other extras. Some of them were chorus members, policemen and musicians usually on stage for Rossini's comic opera, but now, during difficult times, especially for opera directors and stage managers, they were singing, dancing and gesticulating wildly offstage, one of them mounted on a pickup truck.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 29, 2021
San Francisco Opera presents The Adlers: Live at the Drive-In on the outdoor stage at the Marin Center on April 29, May 6 and May 13.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 27, 2021
San Francisco Opera Presents THE ADLERS: LIVE AT THE DRIVE-IN on the outdoor stage at the Marin Center on April 29, May 6 and May 13.
by Maria Nockin - Apr 24, 2021
On April. 23, 2021, San Francisco Opera presented its first drive-in opera, Rossini’s rollicking comedy, The Barber of Seville. As the boisterous Spanish hair stylist, baritone Lucas Meachem opened the show with a vigorous, rousing version of his famous “Largo al Factotum”. California COVID restrictions limited the show to ninety minutes. Using the Zedda edition of the Ricordi piano/vocal score, Conductor Roderick Cox and Director Matthew Ozawa treated the audience to all the opera’s major arias, duets, and ensembles,
by Maria Nockin - Apr 23, 2021
On Wednesday, April 21, We begin this week’s tour with one of the Los Angeles Opera website’s most popular “Living Room Recitals.” Soprano, Latonia Moore sings with pianist Roberto Berrocal. After the recital, we leave for NYC. On arrival, we go to Shut Up and Eat, a most generous Toms River restaurant that offers a discount to patrons in pajamas. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 23, 2021
Opening on April 23, the eleven performances running through May 15 are the Company’s first live performances in 16 months since the onset of the global pandemic, which caused the cancellation of the Company’s Summer and Fall 2020 seasons.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 19, 2021
San Francisco Opera stages its first live opera performances with a new, specially adapted production of Gioachino Rossini's The Barber of Seville offered in a drive-in setting on the bucolic grounds of San Rafael's Marin Center.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 14, 2021
Kentucky Opera has announced its Brown-Forman 2021/22 season highlighting community and artistic partners, as well as key themes of Faith, Justice and Family that resonated throughout Kentucky Opera’s 2020/21 virtual season.