BARN OPERA takes a cut at Barber of Seville


The BARN OPERA returns to the stage for a new season of shows beginning with a production of Rossini’s comedic masterpiece, “The Barber of Seville.” This will be a limited performance, with invitations only being given to the first 50 people who donate at least $50 to the Compass Music and Arts Foundation.

The BARN OPERA is held inside of Brandon Music, a café, CD store, and art gallery.

“The Barn used to be Warren Kimble’s art studio,” said Edna Sutton acting executive director of the Compass Foundation. “One of the reasons we bought the building was because the acoustics are so wonderful.”

Net proceeds from the benefit event will be used to support the goal of the Compass Music and Arts Foundation to provide opportunities for Vermont youth to achieve artistic development without socio-economic division.

Sutton said the reason only the first 50 will receive invitations is because that is all the venue will hold.

The new production and concept is directed and conceived by Nicholas Tocci. A baritone who has appeared with many regional organizations in New England, Tocci has been instrumental in the creation of Barn Opera by performing as well as being assistant director for “La Boheme” in December 2018. 

BARN OPERA’s Artistic Director Joshua Collier was so taken with Tocci’s well-rounded work and overall dedication, he invited him to give his directorial debut for this production. For ticket information go to or call (800)-838-3006.

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