Wednesday, January 15 | Submitted by Evan Bennett | Downtown Central
The Springfield Regional Opera, a Lyric Theatre Company, presents Gioacchino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville on Friday, February 21 at 7:30 and Sunday, February 23 at 2:00 at the Gillioz Theater. SRO’s English-language production is a lively comedic romp set in the heart of the 1960s. The young Count Almaviva falls in love with Rosina, the ward of greedy Dr. Bartolo. Wanting to win her affection, Almaviva enlists the aid of Figaro, apothecary and barber, to help him free his beloved from the clutches of Dr. Bartolo. The Barber of Seville is directed by Dr. Paula Patterson and conducted by Dr. Amy Muchnick. It stars Katelyn Lee, Vigthor Zophoniasson, Jeff Carney, Dr. Richard Todd Payne, and Dr. Chris Thompson as Figaro. Tickets are available from the Gillioz Box Office at 417-863-9491 or www.gillioz.org/sro-the-barber-of-seville. Prices range from $12 to $37. For more information, call SRO at 417-863-1960.