Opera Philadelphia Announces Week Three of Streaming

By Francisco Salazar

Opera Philadelphia has announced Week three of its Digital Festival O.

The company’s Digital Festival will feature a broadcast of Rossini’s comic masterpiece “The Barber of Seville,” premiering on May 15, at 8:00 p.m. on YouTube and operaphila.org and will stream on-demand through Monday, June 29.

The production by Michael Shell features Jonathan Beyer as Figaro, Jennifer Holloway as Rosina, Taylor Stayton as Count Almaviva, Kevin Burdette as Dr. Bartolo, Katrina Thurman as Berta, and Wayne Tigges as Don Basilio. The production is conducted by Jack Mulroney Music Director Corrado Rovaris.

The week will also include a pre-broadcast conversation on May 15 at 7 p.m. with bass Kevin Burdette, soprano Katrina Thurman, and Opera Philadelphia Chorusmaster Elizabeth Braden. The conversation on “The Show Before The Show” will be hosted by Opera Philadelphia’s Frank Luzi and Sarah Williams.