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Opera on the James Presents: Rossini’s Barber of Seville

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Historic Academy Theatre
$15 – $240



Based on guidance from health authorities and government agencies, the Producer for this performance is implementing new safety measures.  All patrons will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination (second shot at least 14 days before the event) or take a COVID-19 diagnostic test within 48-hours before the event and provide proof of negative result to door staff prior to entering the venue. All patrons are required to wear masks inside the venue at all times except when consuming food or beverage in designated locations. Prolonged periods of mask removal are not permitted. Ticket holders that are unable or unwilling to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of COVID-19 diagnostic negative test result may contact the Box Office in advance by phone at (434) 846-8499, M-F, 12PM-5PM, or by email at [email protected] to coordinate a refund or ticket donation.


The Academy Center of the Arts asks that any visitors exhibiting signs of illness, fever, or those in direct contact with the COVID-19 virus stay home. Refunds may be facilitated through our Box Office, M-F, 12PM – 5PM, by phone at (434) 846-8499 or by email at [email protected].


We thank you for your patience and understanding as we remain committed to protecting the health and safety of our community and the Artists that visit our venues.


For additional questions, please email or call our Box Office, open 12PM – 5PM Monday through Friday by phone at (434) 846-8499.



With a star-studded cast, full orchestra, sumptuous costumes and beautiful sets, Opera on the James returns to the Academy Historic
Theatre stage with a brand-new production of The Barber of Seville. The show premieres in just under a month and there is much to be excited about.


Unfolding over two acts, the story follows the adventures of the Barber, Figaro, as he assists Count Almaviva in luring breathtakingly beautiful Rosina away from her wretched guardian. This audience-pleasing favorite is full of melodious comedy that will leave audiences understanding exactly why this opera is one of the most popular shows ever written.


The illustrious cast features Hilary Ginther as Rosina, fresh from her successful Hong Kong debut; Metropolitan Opera singer, and brilliant comic Robert McPherson as Count Almaviva; Lynchburg audience favorite Robert Balonek as The Barber; Corey McGee, a rising star who was born in Central Virginia, as Basilio; and Daniel Klein as Dr. Bartolo. Directed by Dean Anthony and conducted by Peter Leonard, this is an event not to be missed.


Health & Safety Guidelines

In order to protect those in attendance, enhanced safety measures and protocols will be in place including contactless digital ticketing, face mask requirements for patrons, staff, and volunteers, and all Academy staff are fully vaccinated. To learn more about health and safety guidelines at the Academy Center of the Arts, visit academycenter.org/health-safety-guidelines/.





Box Seat: $240.00 plus taxes and fees

Zone 1: $120.00 plus taxes and fees

Zone 2: $100.00 plus taxes and fees

Zone 3: $80.00 plus taxes and fees

Zone 4: $60.00 plus taxes and fees

Zone 5: $45.00 plus taxes and fees

Zone 6: $30.00 plus taxes and fees

Students: $15.00 plus taxes and fees


For more information or to purchase tickets to this performance, contact our Box Office at (434) 846-8499.



Supported by the BWXT Access Program


Know Before You Go:


Age Requirement

All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket for this performance unless otherwise stated.

Camera Policy

Videography and audio recording during the performances are prohibited. Photography of the set on stage is allowed pre-show, post-show, and during intermission. But we do ask that you show our designers and visiting performers some love by crediting them (and by tagging us) in your social media posts.

Content Advisory

The Academy Center of the Arts offers a diverse selection of entertainment. Not all productions may appeal to or be appropriate for every guest or for all ages. Ticket buyers should take responsibility for making informed decisions regarding their purchases. We recommend visiting the official show website of each show you are coming to see at the Academy. If you ever have questions about the content or appropriateness of a show, please contact us at [email protected].

Doors Open

Our lobby doors open 60 minutes prior to show time. House doors open 30 minutes prior to show time for seating.

Inclement Weather

All indoor performances scheduled at the Academy Center of the Arts normally take place as planned unless otherwise stated.


Parking is available on-site and throughout downtown Lynchburg. Visit this link to learn more.

Ticket Policies

All ticket sales are final. There will be NO REFUNDS or exchanges for purchased tickets.

Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. Our delivery methods are as follows:

Print at Home: This option allows you to print your tickets at home or access them on a mobile device via email.

Box Office Pick Up: You may stop by our Box Office, Monday through Friday, 12pm – 5pm, and have us print your tickets for you.

All tickets for this show will be sold through academycenter.org and our ticketing system. Please do not use third-party resellers, as we do not contract with them. Should you use a reseller, the Academy Center of the Arts will not be liable for any issues with your purchase.

All ticket sales are subject to fees and taxes.

Volunteer for this Event

To volunteer for this event, contact [email protected]

Historic Academy Theatre
$15 – $240