Virginia Opera presents Rossini's The Barber of Seville
Virginia Opera returns to the Carpenter Theatre stage this weekend with their production of Gioachino Rossini's "The Barber of Seville." It's a "witty tale of bribery, deception, disguise, and of course, true love. Figaro – the local barber who, in fact, does much more than cut hair – is the ultimate “wingman.” Rossini’s madcap comedy is the prequel to The Marriage of Figaro and is guaranteed to send you out laughing and humming along!"
I caught up with conductor Brandon Eldridge, along with two of the singers Hilary Ginther (Rosina) and Adelmo Guidarelli (Doctor Bartolo) for a preview. Resident Scholar for Virginia Opera Joshua Borths provides some additional insight below. Performances will be Friday evening, November 17th at 7:30pm and Sunday afternoon, November 19th at 2:30pm.