Critic’s Choice

Thu Jan 25, 2018 at 1:11 pm
By Wayne Lee Gay


Rossini’s Barber of Seville returns to Houston Grand Opera this week in an encore of the whimsically modernist, quasi-surrealistic sets and costumes created for the company in 2011 by Spanish designer Joan Guillen. Baritone Lucas Meacham will take center stage as the irrepressible Figaro, but many eyes and ears will be turned to the pit as Emily Senturia, who has served the company in various staff conducting capacities in recent years, makes her mainstage debut.

Sofia Selowsky is Rosina, David Portillo is Count Almaviva, Peixihin Chen Dr. Bartolo and –in a bit of luxury casting–Eric Owens sings Don Basilio.

Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. February 3, 8, and 10 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. houstongrandopera.org713-228-6737.

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