See who makes the cut at Seattle Opera's free 'Barber of Seattle' event
Seattle Opera anticipates its production of "The Barber of Seville" with "The Barber of Seattle," an afternoon of barber-related contests, on Jan. 8.
'The Barber of Seattle' competitions
Things may get hairy at McCaw Hall on Saturday, when Seattle Opera hosts "The Barber of Seattle" competitions — a riff on its upcoming production of Rossini's "The Barber of Seville."
In one of the afternoon's contests, baritone David Adam Moore, who will sing the role of Figaro in the Sunday/Friday performances of "Barber," will sing while real local barbers race to give volunteers the closest shaves. Also, local stylists will see who can give a model the best new hairstyle, while bearded/mustachioed men will attempt to capture the title of "Seattle's Best Beard."
The event is 1-4 p.m. at McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle; admission is free.
"The Barber of Seville," also featuring tenor Lawrence Brownlee, soprano Sarah Coburn and mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey, opens at McCaw Hall on Jan. 15 (206-389-7676 or seattleopera.org).
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