Rossini’s The Barber of Seville

September 30 and October 2, 2022

At the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts

Friday, September 30, 2022

6:15 PM Pre-Opera Party
6:30 PM Nuts and Bolts Lecture
7:30 PM Performance
Join us for a Post-show talkback immediately following the performance.

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.

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 – ANDRES CASCANTE

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

Andres Cascante, baritone

FIORELLO

Ned Canty

STAGE DIRECTOR

Emily Senturia

CONDUCTOR

Stephen C. Kemp

SCENIC DESIGNER

Don Darnutzer

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Danielle Domingue Sumi

COSTUME DESIGNER

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.

… and continues after the final bow

Following the performance, join fellow audience members and artists from the production in a discussion reflecting on the performance. Hear from artists and members of the creative team about their own experiences, both preparing this particular opera production and more generally. Post-show talkbacks begin immediately following each performance and will be held in the theater, on the orchestra level, unless otherwise noted.

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…