Opera on the James to Present ‘The Barber of Seville’

By David Salazar

Opera on the James is set to present “The Barber of Seville” on March 27 and 29 at the Historic Academy Theatre in Lynchburg, Virginia.

The production will star tenor David Margulis as the Count Almaviva with soprano Tess Ativeros taking on Rosina. Meanwhile baritone Condy will interpret the role of Don Bartolo with baritone Brian James Myer taking on the title role of the opera by Rossini and Sterbini.

The production will be directed by Dean Anthony with Peter Leonard conducting.

“’Barber’ is one the operas I have performed the most as singer – mostly as Figaro and lately also Bartolo (I do identify with the grumpy old guy now),” stated General Director Marc Nistico. “Our conductor, Peter Leonard and stage director Dean Anthony, will lead a cast of dynamic young singers, all extraordinary actors. Some are new to Lynchburg, but others are old friends of our community. There will be lots of fun, beautiful music and of course shaving cream!”