Next weekend I will be singing in the chorus of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville at Fremont Opera. Jonathon Field is stage director and David Sloss is conductor. This is the same artistic team that I have performed with in Mahagonny and The Rake’s Progress at West Bay Opera.
The publicity describes this as a semi-staged production, but as far as I can see the only semi- is the absence of full sets and costumes. The staging for both principals and chorus has little else semi- about it.
Performances are at the Smith Center for Performing Arts at Ohlone College in Fremont on Friday, August 22 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, August 24 at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $44 and $48 and are available online. It should be a great show; opera is so good to see in smaller houses like this 400-seat theater.