GUITAR Liz Faure
FLUTE Anna Urrey
CLARINET Paul Won Jin Cho
BASSOON Nanci Belmont
VIOLIN Julia Choi
VIOLIN Matteo Longhi
VIOLA Caterina Longhi
CELLO Colin Stokes
On Site Opera presents lesser-known operatic adaptations of French playwright Pierre Beaumarchais’ (1732-1799) famed trilogy of Figaro plays: The Barber of Seville (1775), The Marriage of Figaro (1784) and The Guilty Mother (1792). The Figaro Project will reacquaint audiences with their favorite Beaumarchais’ characters in unexpected and new ways in non-traditional venues across New York City.
On Site Opera launched The Figaro Project with a new production of Giovanni Paisiello’s The Barber of Seville (1782). With a libretto by Giuseppe Petrosellini, Paisiello’s Barber stays true to its Beaumarchais roots, focusing more faithfully on the love story between the Count and Rosina and less on the Barber’s antics. After its premiere, the opera quickly became a staple of the repertoire and inspired a young Rossini to write his own version. On Site Opera brought the love story to the opulent Fabbri Mansion (House of the Redeemer) on New York City’s Upper East Side. The production was updated to the early decades of the twentieth century (when the Fabbri Mansion was built) and staged in the mansion’s outdoor courtyard and charming library.
Performances of The Barber of Seville took place June 9, 11, 12 and 13, 2015 at 7:30 pm.
Fabbri Mansion (House of the Redeemer) is located at 7 East 95th Street | between Madison & 5th Avenue.
Running time: approximately 110 minutes. Sung in Italian with projected English translations.
On Site Opera’s three-year journey through Beaumarchais’ Figaro Trilogy consists of adaptations that, in the company’s view, adhere more faithfully to the original plays. The Figaro Project continues with the North American premiere of Marcos Portugal’s The Marriage of Figaro (Summer 2016), followed by the U.S. premiere of Darius Milhaud’s The Guilty Mother (Summer 2017), in celebration Milhaud’s 125th Birthday.
CS Lighting is pleased to be an official corporate sponsor of On Site Opera. With our broad experience in design and special events in NY and throughout the world, we are excited to contribute to the exciting and ongoing work that On Site Opera presents. It is alliances like these that allow for the arts to thrive in new and exciting ways. CS Lighting is a division of CS Global. www.csglobal.co/