On Site Opera presents Paisiello’s “The Barber of Seville”
Join us in June as On Site Opera begins The Figaro Project with Giovanni Paisiello’s The Barber of Seville
On Site Opera brings a new production of the love story to the opulent Fabbri Mansion on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
June 9, 11, 12 and 13 2015 at 7:30pm
Fabbri Mansion (House of the Redeemer)
7 East 95th Street | between Madison & 5th Avenue
Staged in the Fabbri mansion’s outdoor courtyard and library.
Running time approx. 90 minutes.
Sung in Italian with projected English translations.
The Barber of Seville Cast & Creative Team:
Rosina: Monica Yunus, soprano
Count Almaviva: David Blalock, tenor
Figaro: Andrew Wilkowske, baritone
Bartolo: Rod Nelman, bass-baritone
Basilio: Isaiah Musik-Ayala, bass-baritone
Svegliato/Notary: Benjamin Bloomfield, baritone
Giovinetto/Alcalde: Jessica Rose Futran, soprano
Music Director: Geoffrey McDonald
Stage Director: Eric Einhorn
Costume Designer: Candida K. Nichols
Lighting Design: Shawn Kaufman
On Site Opera: The Figaro Project This summer, On Site Opera kicks off its most ambitious undertaking to date: The Figaro Project. 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.
On Site Opera is proud to announce Geoffrey McDonald as our new Music Director. Hailed by The Philadelphia Inquirer as a “promising and confident” member of the newest generation of conductors, Geoffrey McDonald commands a broad repertoire with extensive experience in operatic, symphonic and choral works. He is also the music director of the Longy Conservatory Orchestra and the Bard College Orchestra. A proponent of new works and new approaches to presentation, McDonald has led operatic performances ranging from baroque to contemporary. Recent performances include Händel’s Alcina at the Whitebox Arts Center, Xavier Montsalvatge’s El gato con botas for Gotham Chamber Opera, workshops of Charlie Parker’s Yardbird by Daniel Schnyder and Breaking the Waves by Missy Mazzoli for Opera Philadelphia. www.geoffreymcdonaldmusic.com