The Barber of Seville

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Music by Gioachino Rossini

Libretto by Cesare Sterbini

Based on the play by Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais

Thursday-Saturday, March 1-3, 2012, at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 4, 2012, at 3pm

Tryon Festival Theatre

The Barber of Seville may be the greatest comic opera ever written: cheeky charm, lively characters, and crystalline melodies gel for perfectly delicious fun. The star is the shrewd barber himself, Figaro, and the story spirals around the lovely Rosina. The wealthy Count Almaviva has his eye on her, but he disguises himself as the poor student Lindoro so that she isn’t distracted by his fortune. But Rosina is a charge of Doctor Bartolo, who not only keeps her housebound but also desires her for himself. Figaro pledges to aid Almaviva in his quest for Rosina—for a fee, naturally—as he advises subterfuge, delivers love letters, and eavesdrops at opportune moments. When Almaviva’s dual identities are uncovered, Rosina woefully agrees to marry Doctor Bartolo until a timely abduction attempt reveals that her true love is precisely the man she'd hoped for.

Sung in Italian with English supertitles

Artistic Director: Eduardo Diazmuñoz

Conductor: Donald Schleicher

Director: Jerold Siena

Chorus Master: Cara Chowning

Supertitles Coordinator: Dennis Helmrich

Scenic Designer: Moon Jung Kim*

Costume/Hair and Makeup Designer: Amanda Spaanstra

Properties Master: Adriane Binky Donley

Lighting Designer: Paul Callahan*

Sound Designer: Robert Dagit*

Scenic Charge: Kevin Grab*

Musical Preparation: MiYeon Choi, Cara Chowning, Thomas H. Schleis, and Emma Smith

Stage Manager: Andrew K. Lenox*

Technical Director: Michael J. Susong*

Opera Technical Director: Verda Beth Martell


Count Almaviva: Griffin Candey and John W. Gomez

Rosina: Mallory Hanley and Jacqueline Piccolino

Dr. Bartolo: Joseph Arko and Ronald Hedlund

Don Basilio: I-Sheng Huang and Matthew Scollin

Figaro: Alexander Indelicato and Colin Levin

Berta: Jackline Madegwa

Ambrogio: Stephen Fiol

Fiorello: Douglas Balkin

An Officer: Kristoffer Agas Cleto

A Notary: Daniel Judd

Chorus: Edward Brennan, John Fogle, Lyle Jackson, Harry Raceala, Richard Schacht, Richard Schonberg, Lee Steiner, and Dane Suarez


Flute: Diane Couzens and Lauren Waidelich

Oboe: Evan Tammen and Sheng-Hang Hsieh

Clarinet: Amanda Eich and Tim Graf

Bassoon: Chihiro Kashiwakura and Chih-Wei Chang

Horn: Sadie Cisler and Kristen Lega

Trumpet: Sara Elliott and Benjamin King

Trombone: Peter Deal

Percussion: Jesse Backes and Erick Eckstrom

Guitar: Jason Mitchell

Harpsichord: Cara Chowning

Violin: Seo-Hee Byun, Rebecca DuVall, Joseph Ho, Haemi Lee, Chang Lung Lin, Veronica Pigeon, Amanda Ramey, Jenny Stanuch, Carolyn Van de Velde, Grace Yang, Qian Yin, and Whitney Zhu

Viola: Jing Chen, Ashley Etzkorn, Kelly Moore, and Kim Uwate

Cello: Shea Acott, Samuel Araya, and Gina Choe

Bass: Brendan Cameron and Stefanie Hendricks

Production Staff

Assistant Conductor: Cara Chowning

Assistant to Professor Schleicher: Aaron Kaplan

Assistant to the Director: Kyle Pollio

Assistant Stage Managers: Yeseul Hwang** and Bethany Regalbuto**

Master Electrician/Assistant Lighting Designer: Jack Horwitch**

Assistant Costume Designer: Polly Bland**

Deck Crew: Margaret McGrath, Molly Theus, and Rachel Ullmann

Automation: Zac Schmitt

Props Crew: Clara Byczkowski and Allison Morse

Wardrobe Running Crew: Bethany Duvall, Juhae Kim, and Elizabeth Smith

Hair and Makeup Running Crew: Sara Costello and Maeve Devitt

Light Board Operator: Julie Kovar

Follow Spot Operators: Mark Fox and Tylene Joye

Sound Board Operator: Sarah Eastaff

Acknowledgment: Chris Hanson, gun drill instructor

*LEVEL21 MFA student

**LEVEL21 BFA student