Utah Opera Presents ‘The Barber of Seville’ — and ‘You Have to See It to Believe It’

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — When Utah Opera stages Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville” this October, it will have been 621 days since a large-scale opera last played in the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre. The production was originally scheduled to be performed in March 2020 but was shut down just two days before opening night due to COVID-19.

At long last, with five performances between Oct. 9 and Oct. 17, audiences have the opportunity to experience Michael Shell’s vivacious and eccentric…