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Rossini’s The Barber of Seville - Canceled

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Rossini’s The Barber of Seville - Canceled
Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre
50 W 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA Get Directions


At a press conference on March 12, Utah Governor Gary Herbert and the Utah Department of Health recommended limiting gatherings of groups of 100 or more for two weeks starting March 16. Per this recommendation, this event has been cancelled. We are currently evaluating whether any cancelled events can be rescheduled. Ticket buyers should visit our COVID-19 Update Page for ticketing options.



Having trouble getting close to the woman you love? Don’t worry. Figaro can help, and he might just be the best wingman in all of opera!

Charming and clever Rosina has captured the attention of two men: the older Dr. Bartolo and the wealthy Count Almaviva. Enter Seville’s barber, Figaro, who is enlisted by the Count to assist him in winning Rosina’s heart, and does so through a series of hilarious pranks and disguises.



Baritone Michael Adams, featured among ‘25 Rising Stars’ by Opera News, sings the famous “Figaro! Figaro! Figaro!” aria as the barber

Former Utah Opera Resident Artist mezzo-soprano Sarah Coit returns to the Capitol Theatre stage to perform the role of Rosina

Experience this hilarious opera through a colorful production set in the 1980s with scenery by Shoko Kambara and costumes by Amanda Seymour.

Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

Single-concert tickets for this performance are on sale June 14, 2019 at 10 AM.



Gary Thor Wedow, conductor
Jimmy Featherstone Marcheso, stage director
Original production by Michael Shell

Driscoll Otto, lighting designer
Shoko Kambara, set designer
Amanda Seymour, costume designer
Amanda Mitchell, wig/makeup designer

Michael Adams, Figaro
Sarah Coit, Rosina
Matthew Grills, Count Almaviva
Kevin Burdette, Don Bartolo
Brian BanionBasilio
Grace Kahl, Berta
Brandon Bell, Fiorello

Additional Info


GENERAL AGE GUIDELINE: Individuals ages five and older are welcome at this performance. Parents should ensure their children are able to sit quietly through the performance without disturbing others around them. Some operas contain adult themes. Consider checking out What to Expect at the Opera to help you determine if an opera is right for your child. No babes in arms will be admitted.

LATE SEATING POLICY: Late seating will be at an appropriate break in the concert, to be determined at a later date, or at intermission. More information on our late and re-entry policies is found here.

Artists and programs are subject to change.



Season SponsorGeorge S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation
Opera Artistic Director SponsorEmma Eccles Jones Foundation
Leading Lady SponsorPatricia A. Richards and William K. Nichols
Floral Season SponsorEvery Blooming Thing
VIP Intermission Opera Wine SponsorRandy & Jeni Bathemess
VIP Intermission Beverage SponsorSwire Coca-Cola