The Barber of Seville Creative Team

 

DAVID ANGUS–Music Director/Conductor (London, England)
BLO: The Lighthouse, 2012; Macbeth, 2011; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 2011; Idomeneo, 2010.
Recent Highlights: Carmen and Later the Same Evening (Musto), Gilmmerglass Festival; Britten’s Les Illuminations, Cooperstown.
Upcoming: The Inspector, BLO; concerts, London Philharmonic & Odense Symphony Orchestra, Denmark; Dvorak Requiem, Dartington International Summer School; opera Gala, Translyvania.
DOUG VARONE–Stage Director (New York, NY)
BLO Debut
Recent highlights: Centerentola, Minnesota Opera; Orfee et Eurydice, Palm Beach Opera; Salome, Metropolitan Opera; Faust, Minnesota Opera;Sleeping Beauty Wakes, La Jolla Playhouse; Dense Terrain, Brooklyn Academy of Music
Upcoming: Sacred Songs, Quechua opera project, Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
ALLEN MOYER–Set Designer (Schuylkill Haven, PA)
BLO: Un Ballo in maschera, 2007; Don Pasquale, 2002; Abduction from the Seraglio, 2008; Lucia de Lammermoor, 2005; Don Giovanni, 2009; Rigoletto, 2003; L’Elisir d’amore, 2008
Recent highlights: Lysistrata Jones, Broadway; Werther, Minnesota Opera; Giant, Dallas Theatre Center; The Death of Klinghoffer, Opera Theater of St. Louis; sets and costumes for The Last Savage, Santa Fe Opera
Upcoming: Alice in Wonderland, Opera Theater of St. Louis; Die Fledermaus, Canadian Opera Company; The Lyons, Broadway
JAMES SCOTT–Costume Designer (Baltimore, MD)
BLO Debut
Recent highlights: The Miracle Worker, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis; A Christmas Carol, Great Lakes Theater Festival; Tomás Verner, Olympic Figure Skater
Upcoming: 2012 World Figure Skating Championships
PAUL PALAZZO–Lighting Designer (Brooklyn, NY)
BLO: Carmen on the Common, 2002; Abduction from the Seraglio, 2008; Rigoletto, 2003; Elisir d’amore, 2008; Eugene Onegin, 2005
JONATHAN BEYER–Figaro, Baritone (Philadelphia, PA)
BLO Debut
Recent highlights: Escamillo, Carmen, Opera Company of Philadelphia; Wagner’s Faust Overture, Metropolitan Opera; Ramiro, L’Heure Espagnole, Frankfurt Opera; Stravinksy’s Canticum Sacrum, American Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall; recital, Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert.
Upcoming: Count, Nozze di Figaro, Fort Worth Opera and Austin Lyric Opera; Schaunard, La Boheme, Munich; Marcello, La Boheme, Dallas Opera
SARAH COBURN–Rosina, Soprano (Tulsa, OK)
BLO Debut
Recent highlights: title role, Lucia di Lammermoor, Washington National Opera; Amina, La sonnambula, Wiener Staatsoper; Gilda, Rigoletto, Opéra de Montréal
Upcoming: Juliette, Romeo et Juliette, Florida Grand Opera
JOHN TESSIER–Count Almaviva, Tenor (Esquesing Township, Canada)
BLO Debut
Recent highlights: 
Steuermann, Der Fliegende Holländer, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Ferrando, Così fan tutte, Minnesota Opera; Don Ottavio, Don Giovanni, Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires; Tamino, Die Zauberflöte, Seattle Opera; Count Almaviva, The Barber of Seville, Grand Théâtre de Genève
Upcoming: John F. Kennedy, Robin Raff’s Waiting for Miss Monroe, Netherlands Opera (World Premiere); Jacquino, Fidelio, Seattle Opera; Tamino, Die Zauberflöte, Vancouver Opera
STEVEN CONDY–Dr. Bartolo, Baritone (Upstate New York)
BLO Debut
Recent highlights: Dr. Bartolo, The Barber of Seville, Opera on the James; title role, Falstaff, Utah Opera; Major General Stanley, The Pirates of Penzance, Arizona Opera; Sacristan, Tosca Houston Grand Opera; Dr. Bartolo, The Marriage of Figaro, Opera Birmingham; title role, Don Pasquale, Opera New Jersey
Upcoming: Don Magnifico, La Cenerentola, Madison Opera; Dr. Bartolo, The Barber of Seville, Houston Grand Opera’s “Opera in the Park”
DAVID CUSHING–Basilio, Bass-baritone (Milford, MA)
BLO: Truffaldino, Ariadne auf Naxos, 2010; Lesbo, Agrippina, 2011; A Doctor, Macbeth, 2011, Arthur/Voice of the Cards/Officer 3, The Lighthouse
Recent highlights: 
Figaro, The Marriage of Figaro, Opera North; Sulpice, La Fille du régiment, Opera Idaho; Leporello, Don Giovanni, Syracuse Opera; and Dr. Bartolo, The Barber of Seville & Colline, La bohème with Baltimore Concert Opera.
Upcoming:
 Adolfo, The Inspector, BLO; Dr. Dulcamara, L’Elisir d’Amore, Opera North
JUDITH CHRISTIN–Berta, Mezzo-Soprano (Denver, CO)
BLO Debut
Recent highlights: Peter Grimes, Norwegian National Opera; A Quiet Place, New York City Opera; La fille du régiment, PORTOpera, Maine
GREGORY GERBRANDT–Fiorello, Baritone (Baltimore, MD)
BLO: Morales, Carmen, 2009
Recent highlights: Enrico, Lucia de Lammermoor, Hawaii Opera Theatre; Marcello, La bohème, Crested Butte Music Festival; Jim, The Gift of the Magi, Hidden Valley Music Seminars; Soloist, Model Love (World Premiere), American Opera Projects
Upcoming: Marcello, La bohème, Swiss Global (India/UAE); Figaro, The Barber of Seville, Fort Collins Opera; Mahler’s “Songs of a Wayfarer”, Greely Philharmonic Orchestra