This production of the 2013 Festival has now completed its run.
Rossini’s lively comic opera about a matchmaking barber boasts the famous Figaro aria and is set among the everyday places and characters of 17th century Seville, Spain. Figaro’s advice and actions lead to the misadventures and mistaken identities for which the opera is known.
Matinees at 2:30 pm: July 3, 5, 7, 9, 17, 18*, 21, 23, 27
Evenings at 8:00 pm: June 29; July 11, 13, 19
***All remaining performances are sold out. Thank you to everyone who has attended!***
Performed in Italian with English supertitles.
Running time: 2 hours, 45 minutes with one 20-minute intermission
Central City Opera’s current production, which is fresh and well-sung, understands the strengths of this particular musical commodity and goes with them. The staging is colorful and the vocals are showy. If you’ve never been to the old mining town to see an opera, this would indeed be a swell starter.” – Ray Mark Rinaldi, Denver Post
Full Production Credits
|Music by||Gioachino Rossini|
|Libretto by||Cesare Sterbini|
|Assistant Director||Stephanie Havey|
|Scenic Designer||Arnulfo Maldonado|
|Costume Designer||Sara Jean Tosetti|
|Lighting Designer||David Martin Jacques|
|Wig/Makeup Designer||Dave Bova|
|Associate Conductor/Chorus Master||Levi Hammer+|
|Musical Preparation||Michael Baitzer, Bonnie Koestner|
|Stage Manager||Diane Lin|
|Assistant Stage||Manager Ginger Castleberry|
|Il Conte d’Almaviva||David Portillo, Javier Abreu++|
|Don Bartolo||Patrick Carfizzi|
|Don Basilio||Grigory Soloviov|
|Un Ufficiale||William Dwyer|
|Un Notaio||Wesley Gentle|
+ Conducting July 19 and 21 main stage performances & Family Matinee
++Performs role on July 21, 23 and 27
Assisted listening devices generously donated by Myra B. Levy.
Scenery constructed Powered Productions, LLC, Lakewood, CO
Costumes constructed by Tricorne, Inc., NY; Utah Opera Costume Shop, UT; Douglas Earl, NY; Shanna Parks, CT; Irma Brainard, NJ; Brianna Haynes, CO.
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Opera Notes – FREE
Come to Williams Stables Theatre (across the street from the Opera House) 45 minutes before every Central City main stage show for pre-performance talks with our artistic staff.