Everyone’s Favorite Barber in Baltimore

“Chesapeake Concert Opera [has] been providing a lot more than singers standing in front of music stands. There’s a lot of physical action, a significant attempt to convey a sense of the theatricality of opera. I imagine that’s one reason audiences have responded so enthusiastically…” “You can’t miss the sense of singers just wanting to sing, to jump into an opera and take the audience along with them.” -Tim Smith, Baltimore Sun

Baltimore, MD – Quickly gaining recognition for crowd-pleasing performances and top artistic quality at rock-bottom prices, the Chesapeake Concert Opera continues its tour de force inaugural season with performances of Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia on Friday, May 21, and Saturday, May 22, at 7:30 p.m. Helmed by Italian conductor Simeone Tartaglione, the production will star Rebecca Gordon, “a colorful femme fatale with her articulate soprano and sense of theater” as Rosina and Stephanos Tsirakoglou, whose “fresh, open, effortlessly produced” voice delivers a “laugh-out-loud, brilliant performance” as Bartolo. Peabody student Nicholas Fichter will be making his role debut as Almaviva, and Kevin Moreno, fresh off a tour of Europe and Japan in “Porgy and Bess”, will share his hilarious Figaro. The cast also includes Michael J. Begley as Basilio and Stephanie Sadownik as Berta; local favorite John Wilson will accompany.

For Tickets: www.chesapeakeconcertopera.org or 410.929.2181

$10 students/seniors $15 adults in advance $20 adults at the door