Presenting the 2015 Festival Season Share

Main Performance
THE BARBER OF SEVILLE

Theres a good reason its one of the worlds most popular operas! Rossini’s zany and sparkling score sets the gold standard for opera that is fresh, elegant, funny, and brimming with vocal fireworks. Delight as the young barber Figaro helps Count Almaviva steal the beautiful Rosina from under the nose of her doddering guardian. St. Louis’s own Ryan McAdams (2013’s The Pirates of Penzance) conducts, and Michael Shell (2012’s Cosí fan tutte) directs this co-production with Opera Philadelphia. “One big lollipop for the eyes… the production created an environment that simply made you want to be there.”   — Philadelphia Inquirer

Christopher Tiesi
Christopher Tiesi*
Almaviva

Emily Fons
Emily Fons*
Rosina

Jonathan Beyer
Jonathan Beyer*
Figaro

Dale Travis
Dale Travis
Bartolo

ConductorRyan McAdams
Stage DirectorMichael Shell
Set DesignerShoko Kambara*
Costume DesignerAmanda Seymour
Lighting DesignerChristopher Akerlind
Wig & Makeup DesignerTom Watson
ChoreographerSeán Curran
Chorus MasterRobert Ainsley
Principal CoachErie Mills
English Diction SpecialistErie Mills
RepetiteurLachlan Glen*
Assistant Stage DirectorSeth Hoff
Stage ManagerKat Slagell
Assistant Stage ManagerValerie J. Clatworthy
Intern Assistant Stage ManagerDevon S. Hannaford*
TranslationKelley Rourke

AlmavivaChristopher Tiesi*
RosinaEmily Fons*
FigaroJonathan Beyer*
BartoloDale Travis
BasilioJeongcheol Cha*
BertaEliza Johnson†*
FiorelloBenjamin Taylor†*
SergeantJonathan McCullough†*
AmbrogioGeoffrey Agpalo†*

* = Debut; ° = former Gerdine Young Artist; † = current Gerdine Young Artist; ‡ Gerdine Young Artist—Festival Artist