Light Opera of New Jersey will produce The Barber of Seville, Gioachino Rossini’s classic and beloved comic opera which will be fully staged and sung in English. LONJ veteran, Jamie Baer Peterson will direct and Robert Butts will conduct members of the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of New Jersey.
Tickets available at www.lonj.org/tickets/ or by calling 908-655-6023. Performances will be held on April 7 and 8 at 8 p.m. at St Mark’s Episcopal Church ,140 South Finley Avenue ,Basking Ridge, NJ 07920.
Count Almaviva (tenor, Ben Boskoff) has fallen hopelessly in love with Rosina,(mezzo soprano, Jessica Renfro), the beautiful ward of Doctor Bartolo. (bass-baritone, David Murray). Bartolo intends to marry Rosina, and keeps her locked away from the outside world in his house. Almaviva engages his former employee, the barber Figaro,(bass-baritone Chuck Schneider) to help him contact Rosina and steal her away from the frumpy old Bartolo. Comedy prevails throughout as Figaro guides the Count through different disguises so he can gain access to the house, closer to Rosina and a marriage proposal.