The Barber of Seville

Friday, 7:30pm, October 19, 2018
Sunday, 2:30pm, October 21, 2018

This lively farce tells the story of Count Almaviva, an aristocrat, who falls in love with the lovely Rosina, the niece and ward of Doctor Bartolo. Almaviva goes to great lengths to woo Rosina, despite Bartolo’s efforts to confine and marry Rosina himself, largely for her family’s inheritance.

Composed by Gioachino Rossini
Sung in Italian with English supertitles

Meet the Artists

Aaron Blake

Aaron Blake

Count Almaviva

Aaron’s website

American tenor Aaron Blake, touted as “a vocal powerhouse” by The Los Angeles Times for his portrayal of Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, is becoming known as a vibrant interpreter of many of the composer’s roles.

Sarah Coburn

Sarah Coburn

Rosina

Sarah’s website

American soprano Sarah Coburn is captivating international audiences with her “precision placement, mercury speed, and a gorgeous liquid gold tone, gilded by a thrilling top and bottom register” (The Globe and Mail).

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Steven LaBrie

Figaro

Steven’s website

This native of Dallas, Texas, is beginning to attract attention for his beautiful timbre, expressive singing, and dramatic presence. He was recently named among the five leading lyric baritones to watch by Opera News.

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Peter Strummer

Dr. Bartolo

Peter’s website

One of America’s foremost character bass-baritones, Peter Strummer is hailed for “giving a role maximum impact” by The Toronto Star and for his “warm, firm, and agile voice” by Opera News.

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Roberto Kalb

Conductor

Roberto’s website

Kalb has conducted for the Orquesta Carlos Chávez in Mexico City and the Orquestra Sinfonica da USP in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is now the resident conductor of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.

Performance Photos

Photography by Shane Bevel