Paisiello's Barber of Seville

Paisiello’s Barber of Seville

Thursday, July 9, 7:30pm
Friday, July 10, 7:30pm
Saturday, July 11, 3:00pm


On Site Opera — known for presenting site-specific, immersive opera in some of the most exciting and unusual spaces in New York City and beyond — remounts its 2015 production of Giovanni Paisiello’s The Barber of Seville, for three special performances in the Spanish Courtyard and Music Room of Caramoor’s historic Rosen House. Updated for the early decades of the 20th century, Paisiello’s Barber stays true to its Beaumarchais roots, focusing faithfully on the love story between the Count and Rosina rather than the barber’s antics. After its premiere in 1782, the opera quickly became a staple of the repertoire and inspired a young Rossini to write his own version.

“On Site Opera continues to be one of New York’s most ingenious small companies, producing performances in spaces that have a resonance with the works being performed.” — New York Classical Review



Jeni Houser (Rosina)
David Blalock (Count Almaviva)
Andrew Wilkowske (Figaro)
Adelmo Guidarelli (Don Bartolo)
Vartan Gabrielian (Don Basilio)
Cristina María Castro (Giovinetta)
Jay Lucas Chacon (Svegliato)
Members of the American Modern Ensemble
Geoffrey McDonald, conductor
Eric Einhorn, stage director
Candida K. Nichols, costume designer

Produced in collaboration with On Site Opera

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