The Barber of Seville

Monday, June 26th, 2023 at 7:00 pm 
Stuart Steiner Theatre
Genesee Community College
1 College Road
Batavia, NY 14020

Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel in collaboration with the Oliver G. & Sarah Sloan Bauman Fund for the Arts, and GO Art! Present: Nickel City Opera’s production of The Barber of Seville

The Barber of Seville, or The Useless Precaution is an opera buffa in two acts composed by Gioachino Rossini with an Italian libretto by Cesare Sterbini. The libretto was based on Pierre Beaumarchais’s French comedy The Barber of Seville (1775). Rossini’s The Barber of Seville has proven to be one of the greatest masterpieces of comedy within music and has been described as the opera buffa of all “opera buffa”. After two hundred years, it remains a popular work.

Nickel City Opera, Inc. was founded in 2003 by Valerian Ruminski and has produced over 20 operas including the world premiere of SHOT! by Persis Vehar in 2016 at Shea’s Buffalo Theatre. Other productions include La Boheme, The Barber of Seville, Tosca, Don Pasquale, The Marriage of Figaro and Il Tabarro staged on the USS The Sullivans at the Buffalo Erie County Naval & Military Park. NCO’s mission is to bring high quality opera and events to WNY and is launching an Expansion Project to further the arts in WNY and beyond.

Or at GO ART!, 201 East Main Street, Batavia, NY
*Discount available for students – tickets must be purchased at GO ART!

Don’t miss the special, one day only, performance of THE BARBER OF SEVILLE by Rossini. It’s a hoot. It’s a blast! Laughs galore! Side splittin’, knee slappin’ funny! You won’t need a whoopie cushion to get you started! Ha ha ha! Starring Metropolitan Opera basso Valerian Ruminski as the old windbag Bartolo who gets his comeuppance! Features a full set, orchestra, chorus, props costumes and supertitles giving you every word in English. A lot of the show is sung in English too! Directed by Giorgio Lalov and Steve Vaughan. Produced by Nickel City Opera – Valerian Ruminski and Eileen Breen.