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The Barber of Seville Tickets

January 12, 2018 at 7:30 pm

January 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm

UNCG Auditorium
408 Tate Street
Greensboro, NC

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The Cast of Rossini's Barber of Seville

David Pershall (Figaro)


Featured as one of opera’s 25 Rising Stars in Opera News, American Baritone David Pershall has been seen at some of the world’s foremost theaters including the Metropolitan Opera, Vienna State Opera, Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, and Washington National Opera. He debuted at the Metropolitan Opera in 2015 as Figaro in The Barber of Seville, which he quickly followed with performances in 2016 as Lord Cecil in Maria Stuarda and Schaunard in La Bohème, a role he will reprise at the Met in 2018.

Mr. Pershall has been seen at the Vienna State Opera as Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Belcore in L’elisir d’amore, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, Sebastian in The Tempest, and Lescaut in Manon Lescaut. He made his role debut as Lord Nottingham in Roberto Devereux at Carnegie Hall for which he was hailed as "passionate and resonant" by The New York Times.

Greensboro Opera is proud to welcome back our Escamillo from last January’s Carmen. read more »

Cecelia Hall (Rosina)


American Cecelia Hall is one of today’s most sought-after young singers. Hailed by the New York Times for her ‘rich voice’ and ‘winning swagger’, she has appeared since 2014 in leading roles at many of the world’s finest stages, including Munich’s Bayerische Staatsoper, The Santa Fe Opera, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Seattle Opera, and Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Starting in the 2016-17 season, Ms. Hall joins the ensemble at Oper Frankfurt, where she appears as Poppet in a new production of Britten’s Paul Bunyan, Second Lady in Die Zauberflöte, Fulvia in Gluck’s Ezio, and Zerlina in Don Giovanni. She also makes her Russian debut singing Komponist in Ariadne auf Naxos with Maestro Vladimir Jurowski and the Moscow Philharmonic Society, then returns to the USA to sing Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro with Opera Philadelphia.

Ms. Hall triumphed as Sesto in La Clemenza di Tito with Opera Theater of Saint Louis this summer: "The two trouser roles were uncommonly well cast. Sesto has much of the opera’s very best material, and Cecelia Hall was more than up to the task. Her pliant, plangent mezoo created a convincing case for a lovesick, gullible youth, blind to the fact that he is being not only manipulated to betray his best friend, but also to commit a heinous crime. Ms. Hall made "Parto, parto" into a finely detailed musical journey as she mused and debated her inevitable course of action." read more »

Andrew Owens (Count Almaviva)


Rossini’s Count Almaviva has become a signature for Andrew Owens, as he has sung or will sing the role for Seattle Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Opera San Antonio, North Carolina Opera, and Virginia Opera, in addition to Greensboro Opera’s January, 2018 production.

Mr. Owens’ 2016-2017 season includes a return to the Theater an der Wien for a debut as Mads in Werner Egk’s Peer Gynt, conducted by Leo Hussain, the title role in Rossini’s rarely heard Aureliano in Palmira and Jacquino in Fidelio with the Caramoor Festival, Barbarigo in Verdi’s I due Foscari with the Dutch Radio Filharmonisch Orkest at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and Don Ramiro in La Cenerentola at Arizona Opera, the role with which he thrilled Greensboro Opera audiences in 2015. read more »

Tyler Simpson (Basilio)


American bass-baritone Tyler Simpson has performed on opera and concert stages around the world. The 2017-2018 season brings house debuts at Pittsburgh Opera in Le nozze di Figaro (title role) and Greensboro Opera in Il barbiere di Siviglia (Basilio). In March, he joins the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for their performances of Handel's Messiah on Easter weekend. Tyler has also recently accepted a faculty position at the Vancouver Academy of Music, where he will serve in the Department of Voice. read more »

Donald Hartmann (Dr. Bartolo)


Donald Hartmann made two very important national debuts in the 2016-17 season: his Central City Opera debut as both William Jennings Bryan in the 60th Anniversary Production of The Ballad Baby Doe and the Sacristan in Tosca, the role in which he made his New York City Opera debut in the company’s return to Lincoln Center. A mainstay and audience favorite of Greensboro Opera, his appearances as Sulpice in La fille du régiment, Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola, and Zuniga in last January’s Carmen were highlights of each production. He has been described as possessing a "big, rich voice with an amazing timbre," interpretative abilities as "hearty and dramatic" and as "one of the best character singers on any opera stage anywhere.” read more »

Stephanie Foley Davis (Berta)


Stephanie Foley Davis sang the role of Mercedes and covered the title role in last January’s Greensboro Opera production of Carmen. She has sung with regional opera companies throughout the US, including Arizona Opera, Nashville Opera, Nightingale Opera Theatre, Orlando Philharmonic, Opera Carolina, Piedmont Opera, North Carolina Opera.

Ms. Davis will perform the mezzo-soprano solos in Bernstein’s Symphony No. 1 "Jeremiah" and Jenkins' The Armed Man with the Winston-Salem and Portland (Maine) Symphony Orchestras under the baton of Robert Moody.

Recent credits include Suzuki in Piedmont Opera's Madama Butterfly, the mezzo soloist in the Winston-Salem Symphony's Beethoven’s 9th, and as a distinguished alumna in Verdi's Requiem at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Joseph Newsome (Voix des Arts) said, “Verdi entrusted the first phrases of ‘Lux æterna luceat eis, Domine’ to the mezzo-soprano soloist, and it is difficult to imagine that he could have expected them to be sung more handsomely and incisively than Foley Davis sang them in Greensboro.” read more »

Ryan Hill (Fiorello)


Ryan Hill has been hailed by reviewers as possessing a "deep and voluminous baritone" and a voice which "rang vibrantly throughout the hall." Ryan has sung Coppélius, Dapertutto and Dr. Miracle in Les contes d'Hoffmann, Tony Esposito in The Most Happy Fella, Barone Douphol in La Traviata, Ford in Falstaff, Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance, Lanceotto Malatesta in Rachmaninov's Francesca da Rimini, Melchior in Amahl and the Night Visitors and will sing the Innkeeper/Governor in Man of La Mancha with Pensacola Opera next March. read more »

Stage Director




Chorus Master


David Holley
Artistic Director


Joel Revzen


James Bumgardner

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