The Barber of Seville

Performed on December 30 and 31, 2017, in the Silva Concert Hall, Hult Center for the Performing Arts

“Eugene Opera enjoyed a triumphant return from its yearlong hiatus on Saturday afternoon with Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville. The performance highlighted the best of what Eugene Opera has to offer: great fun, crowd-pleasing music and an exciting mixture of local and national talent.”
—Alison Kaufman, The Register-Guard, January 2, 2018


Dr. Bartolo (Jake Gardner) gets a shave from his barber Figaro (Malcolm MacKenzie)
Dr. Bartolo (Jake Gardner) gets a shave from his barber Figaro (Malcolm MacKenzie)
Don Basilio (Craig Phillips) sings of slander; Count Almaviva (Javier Abreu) poses as a drunken soldier.
Don Basilio (Craig Phillips) sings of slander; Count Almaviva (Javier Abreu) poses as a drunken soldier
Fiorello (Bill Hulings) has the band tuned up and ready to play
Fiorello (Bill Hulings) has the band tuned up and ready to play
Rosina (Heather Johnson) prepares to write a letter to her beloved
Rosina (Heather Johnson) prepares to write a letter to her beloved
Berta (Victoria McCoy) and Don Basilio (Craig Phillips) get ready for action
Berta (Victoria McCoy) and Don Basilio (Craig Phillips) get ready for action
Figaro (Malcolm MacKenzie) has discovered a problem of which Rosina (Heather Johnson) and Count Almaviva (Javier Abreu) are blissfully unaware

CAST

(In order of vocal appearance)

Fiorello — Bill Hulings
Almaviva — Javier Abreu (d)
Figaro — Malcolm MacKenzie
Rosina — Heather Johnson (d)
Dr. Bartolo — Jake Gardner
Don Basilio — Craig Phillips (d)
Berta — Victoria McCoy (d)
Sergeant — Timothy McCoy
Ambrogio — Charles Hammonds

(d): Eugene Opera debut

Eugene Opera Chorus
Eugene Opera Orchestra

Conductor: Andrew Bisantz
Chorus Master: Greg Sojka
Assistant Conductor: Gustavo Castro

Musical Preparation and Supertitles Operator: Sandy Holder

Director: David Lefkowich
Lighting Designer: James McConkey
Technical Director: Alex Fontain
Assistant Director: Scott Carroll
Costume Coordinator: Claudia Cooper
Properties Coordinator: Caroline Barnes
Wig and Makeup Coordinator: Kellen Eason
Costume Assistant: Delta Starchild
Stage Manager: Jon Wangsgrad
Assistant Stage Manager: Greg Hopper-Moore

Costumes originally created by Jennifer Caprio for Mill City Summer Opera.

Music by Gioachino Rossini

Libretto by Cesare Sterbini after Beaumarchais

Premiered 20 February 1816 at the Teatro Argentina in Rome