The Barber of Seville



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The Barber of Seville

Just need a trim? A stylish shave? How about a little help with your love life? Where do you turn? Well, to your trusted barber, of course! Rossini’s perfect masterpiece of opera buffa, The Barber of Seville follows the exploits of Figaro, the mischievous barber, tossing you from one hilarious situation to another! Top it all off with a score that is infectious – and you’ll soon discover why this is the world’s most popular comic opera! 

As the all-knowing barber, Virginia Beach native Will Liverman, a graduate of Virginia’s Governor’s School for the Arts, who is making a name for himself as a leading baritone in major opera houses, will enchant you in his Virginia Opera debut.  Joined by a cast of Virginia Opera audience favorites, as we welcome back Megan Marino and Andrew Owens, former Herndon Foundation Emerging Artists. This cast will amaze and delight. Michael Shell (The Magic Flute 2013) directs this rendition of his clever production, enjoyed at leading opera houses across the country, which is sure to leave you laughing in the aisles! 

Sung in Italian with English Supertitles

Runtime - 2 hours 50 minutes including a 20 minute intermission

Creative Team

Conductor: John Baril
Director: Michael Shell
Set Designer: Shoko Kambara
Costume Designer: Amanda Seymour
Lighting Designer: Driscoll Otto
Wig and Makeup Designer: Jim McGough


Count Almaviva: Andrew Owens 
Doctor Bartolo: Matthew Burns
Basilio: Christopher Job
Figaro: Will Liverman 
Rosina: Megan Marino
Berta: Christine Suits
Fiorello: André Chiang