Capital City Opera presents The Barber of Seville

Capital City Opera continues with their offerings of “jeans-friendly opera” at the Mayfair this week with Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville).  No tuxes or ballgowns required - put on your comfy clothes, buy some fresh theatre popcorn, and settle in for some great entertainment.

Barber of Seville

Arguably the funniest of all comic operas, Rossini’s delightful, vivacious romp follows the Barber of Seville in his attempts to help a wealthy Count win the affections of Rosina, a young woman placed in the care of the lecherous old Doctor Bartolo. Wanting to woo her while removing his wealth from the equation, the Count desperately manipulates his way into her life through trickery and disguises. Brought into pop culture by Bugs Bunny, the Barber of Seville overture is one of the most recognizable pieces of music in all classical repertoire that even your child can hum along to.

The show is this Thursday, January 24th at 7:00 pm at the Mayfair Theatre (1074 Bank Street) and stars Dion Mazerolle as The Barber/Figaro, Raphaëlle Paquette as Rosina, Tonatiuh Abrego as Almaviva, Christopher Mallory as Don Bartolo, and Brian Werhle as Don Basilio.  Tickets are $30 and can be purchased on Eventbrite, at Leading Note (370 Elgin), Kulu (1299 Wellington) or at the door.

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Preview article prepared by Reena Belford with information and image from the Capital City Opera website.

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