Rossini’s The Barber of Seville

September 30 and October 2, 2022

At the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts

Important Ticket Information: 

Tickets for The Barber of Seville are available to purchase on the links below and (504) 529-3000 until 12:00 PM on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th for Friday’s performance and until 9:00 AM on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2nd for Sunday afternoon’s performance. 

You can purchase tickets at The Mahalia Jackson Theater Box Office during the following hours: 

  • Friday: 4:30 PM – 8:00 PM 
  • Sunday: 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM 

The Mahalia Jackson Theater Box Office is located at 1419 Basin St, New Orleans, LA 70116 

Friday, September 30, 2022

6:15 PM Pre-Opera Party
6:30 PM Nuts and Bolts Lecture
7:30 PM Performance
Join us for the Opening Night Party (information below)

Sunday, October 2, 2022

1:15 PM Pre-Opera Party
1:30 PM Nuts and Bolts Lecture
2:30 PM Performance
Join us for a Post-show talkback immediately following the performance.

The Barber of Seville

This new production is set in the French Quarter of antebellum New Orleans. The story is an old one and it could easily be our story … our story with our people, a comedy for the ages with a brand-new vision.

A Message from Stage Director Ned Canty

“… where else but New Orleans do you set an opera in which a visiting minor noble can find enough musicians wandering the streets at 4 AM to serenade a girl he barely knows but is fully in love with?”

Composer – GIOACHINO ROSSINI
Librettist – CESARE STERBINI, based on work by PIERRE BEAUMARCHAIS

Director – NED CANTY
Conductor  EMILY SENTURIA, The Jerry W. Zachary and Henry Bernstein Maestro Chair
THE LOUISIANA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Sung in Italian with projected English captions
Running Time is approximately 2 hours and 50 minutes (one intermission)

CAST:

Rosina – RAVEN McMILLON
Count Almaviva – MATTHEW SWENSEN
Figaro – JOHN MOORE
Doctor Bartolo – ASHRAF SEWAILAM
Don Basilio – ADAM LAU
Berta – KENDRA F. BEASLEY

Fiorello – GUY TEM

Raven McMillon, soprano

ROSINA

Matthew Swensen, tenor

COUNT ALMAVIVA

John Moore, baritone

FIGARO

Ashraf Sewailam, bass-baritone

DOCTOR BARTOLO

Adam Lau, bass

DON BASILIO

Kendra F. Beasley, mezzo-soprano

BERTA

Guy Tem, baritone

FIORELLO

Ned Canty

STAGE DIRECTOR

Emily Senturia

CONDUCTOR

Stephen C. Kemp

SCENIC DESIGNER

Don Darnutzer

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Danielle Domingue Sumi

COSTUME DESIGNER

The appearances of principal singers Raven McMillon, Matthew Swenson, and John Moore are generously underwritten by an Anonymous donor.

The fun starts before the opera begins …

Meet us by the fountain in the Norman Treigle Plaza in front of the Mahalia Jackson Theater.

The bar opens and the music begins at 6:15 PM on Friday and at 1:15 PM on Sunday. The Electric Yat Quartet will be providing sweet tunes to accompany your pre-opera sipping and socializing!

Come for the Opera – Stay for the After-Party!

Dancing, Eating, and Drinking are Encouraged.

Tickets are $39.00.

The Opening Night party will feature music from Julio and Cesar with tasty treats from Brennan’s, all with an open bar!

Meet and mingle with your friends and cast members!

New Orleans Opera Box Office:

Phone: (504) 529-3000

Email: boxoffice@neworleansopera.org

Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 4:30 PM

Venue location:

Until we can see it live…

For the safety of all, face masks are encouraged at all New Orleans Opera Events.