Closing weekend for “The Barber of Seville” of the Kenosha Opera Festival | Entertainment
KENOSHA — The Kenosha Opera Festival, which launched in fall 2019, continues its main stage production, “The Barber of Seville,” with two more performances: 7 tonight, August 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday, August 6 .
Performances are held at the Rhode Center for the Arts, 514 56th St. in downtown Kenosha.
Gioachino Rossini’s comedy premiered in 1816 and has remained popular ever since.
“It’s one of the funniest operas ever written,” said Nicholas Huff, one of the Opera Festival’s founders. “Plus, people sort of know this one – from the chant ‘Figaro, Figaro, Figaro’ and some of the familiar tunes in it.”
The cast includes this season’s six guest artists — who come to Kenosha from New York, Cincinnati, the Chicago area, Florida, Portland, Oregon and even South Korea.
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The actors, Huff said, “are all great singers – real bangers.”
Note: The opera will be presented in Italian with English surtitles, accompanied by an orchestra.
Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors, and $15 for students.
For more information about the band and to purchase tickets, go to kenoshaoperafestival.com.