A kid-friendly opera based on The Barber of Seville, Figaro's American Adventure transports Figaro and his band of sneaky barbers to colonial America.


Journey back in time to colonial America where Figaro, along with his band of sneaky barbers and colonial compatriots, leads us on a musical goose chase. Ultimately, he outsmarts his adversary and love triumphs as he helps his friend the Count win the hand of his beloved Rosina. Figaro's American Adventure is our celebration of Rossini's The Barber of Seville by Eli Villanueva and LeRoy Villanueva, and directed by Eli Villanueva.  (Filmed in 2008 at the Plaza del Sol Performance Hall at The Soraya.)

#LAOAtHome: Figaro's American Adventure

Today's #LAOAtHome stream of "Figaro's American Adventure" starts now! Gather up the kids and join us as we learn about the American Revolution (and the importance of never giving up on your dreams).

Posted by LA Opera on Tuesday, May 12, 2020


Directed for Film by Kenneth Shapiro

Figaro - LeRoy Villanueva
Rosina - Kindra Scharich
Count Almaviva - Nicholas Preston
Dr. Bartolo - Cedric Berry
The Mayor - Kevin Hafenstein
Marcellina - Heather Calvete
Basilio - Eli Villanueva

Conductor - Leanna Primiani
Pianist - Rakefet Hak
Synthesizer - Vivian Liu
Percussion - Raymond Frisby

Costume Designer - Paula Higgins
Scenic Designer - Andrew Hammer
Original In-School Opera costume design by Joel Berlin. 

lesson plans for Figaro's AMerican Adventure