The Barber of Seville
Fee-garo! Fee-garo! Fee-garo! Yep, that one.
7:30PM, Friday, November 15, 2024
7:30PM, Saturday, November 16, 2024
2:00PM, Sunday, November 17, 2024

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Rossini’s RomCom romp follows hopeless romantic Count Almaviva through a plot that unfolds like an operatic obstacle course. With the help of Figaro, a former servant turned barber, Almaviva attempts to run off with his true love, Rosina, before her soon-to-be forced marriage to the scheming Dr. Bartolo. What starts as a simple plan becomes an elaborate comedy of errors with as many twists and turns as there are laughs. Rossini complements the romantic antics with iconic songs stacked like an “Opera’s Greatest Hits” playlist full of melodies so beguiling they’ve found their way into every area of pop culture imaginable. Even first-time operagoers will spend the night exclaiming, “Hey, that’s that one song from that one thing!”

COMPOSERGioachino Rossini
LIBRETTISTCesare Sterbini
DIRECTORMorris Panych
Understand every word:Performed in Italian with English translations projected above the stage.

Principal Cast

Chrystal E. Williams

Role: Rosina

Matthew Swensen

Role: Count Almaviva

Johnathan McCullough

Role: Figaro

Ashraf Sewailam

Role: Doctor Bartolo

Creative Team

James Lowe


Morris Panych


Kimberly Purtell

Lighting Designer


Photos of the Show

The Barber of Seville photos by Matt Staver for Opera Colorado.


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With public support from the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.
This project is supported in part by the City of Kansas City, Missouri Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund.
This presentation is made possible by a generous grant from the Theater League.