2015 Festival: A Beaumarchais Trilogy

    August 1–31
    The Rose Nagelberg Theater

    155 East 25th Street

    Our August, 2015 Festival: A Beaumarchais Trilogy explored the famous “Figaro” trilogy through an adventurous lens.  The festival began with the Paisiello version of Il barbiere di Siviglia, which for many years even eclipsed the later Rossini version in popularity.  Mozart’s beloved Le nozze di Figaro joined the repertory performances a few days later with two full casts. The trilogy was completed with the New York premiere of Hiram Titus’ opera Rosina (1980), an affectionate ‘fan fiction’ completion with a libretto by Barbara Field. Additional programming included a pastiche of Beaumarchais scenes, including settings by Rossini, Massenet, Mozart, Milhaud, Corigliano and others.

    Il barbiere di Siviglia

    August 15, 19, 22m, 26, 29m

    Baruch Performing Arts Center

    Emilie Rault, Stage Director
    Daniela Candillari, Conductor and Music Director

    Paisiello’s 1792 setting of the famous story predates Rossini’s by more than two decades, and was the more famous even for a while after the debut of the latter opera.

    Show Cast List

    August 15, 19, 22m, 29mAugust 26
    RosinaAlessandra AltieriNa Young Ban
    Il Conte d'AlmavivaJonathan MoralesKenneth Harmon
    FigaroSean KrollJay Chacon
    BartoloNick WebbJeff Caldwell
    BasilioColin WhitemanRodolfo Nieto
    Giovinetto, Un AlcadeWilliam MulliganWilliam Mulligan
    Lo Svegliato, Un NotaroJay ChaconColin Whiteman

    Le nozze di Figaro

    August 14, 16m, 20, 22, 27, 29

    Eve Summer, Stage Director
    John Spencer IV, Conductor and Music Director

    Read Broadway World’s Interview with Cole Grissom

    Show Cast List

    August 14, 16m, 29August 20, 22, 27
    FigaroRodolfo NietoCole Grissom
    SusannaOlivia BetzenAlexa Smith
    CountessJennifer TownshendElizabeth Tredent
    CountJohn CallisonSeung-Hyeon Baek
    CherubinoHeather JonesNatasha Nelson
    MarcellinaAlison Taylor CheesemanKerry Gotschall
    BartoloMichael SpazianiJonathan Dauermann
    BasilioKorland Simmons
    AntonioMichael Spaziani
    BarbarinaAshley AldenJoy Tamayo
    CurzioMilan RakićKorland Simmons


    August 17, 21, 23, 28, 30

    Baruch Performing Arts Center

    Erin Cressy, Stage Director
    Chris Fecteau, Conductor and Music Director

    Show Cast List

    August 17, 21, 30August 23, 28
    RosinaKathryn PapaMarie Masters
    CherubinoChristopher Lilley
    Count AlmavivaStan LacyMin Gu Yeo
    MendozaMarques HollieKorland Simmons
    PilarMilica NikcevicKerry Gotschall
    A pageMarianne Farrell

    Beaumarchais Concert

    August 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

    Baruch Performing Arts Center

    Emilie Rault, Erin Cressy, and Eve Summer, Stage Director
    John Spencer IV, Conductor and Music Director

    The concert will feature excerpts of other settings of the Rosina/Figaro trilogy, including music of Rossini, Massenet, Milhaud, Corigliano, plus arias from Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro not heard in the mainstage production.

    For More Information

    Watch our Montage VIDEO!
    Read a Season Summary Essay by Advisory Board Member Greg Moomjy
    See our Season BROCHURE

    Our Collaborators

    MCO logoMetamorphosis Chamber Orchestra
    Pierre Lidar, Artistic Director
    MackenzieCareyLogoGraphic Design by Mackenzie Carey

    Our Supporters

    This programming is funded, in part by the New York City Department of cultural Affairs, and the New York State Council on the Arts. We thank them for their kind support!

    DCA logo COMP NYOA_Blue CroppedWe are proud members of the New York Opera Alliance! 

    Creative Team & Production Staff

    Meganne George, Scenic Designer
    Scott Schneider, Lighting Designer
    Carly Bradt, Costume Designer
    Karen Rich, Production Manager