Rossini’s evergreen comic opera, “The Barber of Seville,” pits an old fool against young lovers and a crafty tradesman in N.C. Opera’s production at Raleigh’s Memorial Auditorium. Troy Cook’s Figaro helps Andrew Owens’ Almaviva save Cecelia Hall’s Rosina from the clutches of Tyler Simpson’s Dr. Bartolo, all under the guidance of conductor Timothy Myers.
8 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Sunday. $25-$71. 919-792-3850 or ncopera.org.
- William Henry Curry leads the Durham Symphony in a concert Saturday showcasing area jazz and bluegrass musicians in works by Copland, Mizesko and Strayhorn. At Carolina Theatre in Durham. Details at durhamsymphony.org.
- The Choral Society of Durham’s Chamber Choir performs Honegger’s “King David” Sunday at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Friday Center. Details at choral-society.org.
- Pianist Andrew Tyson offers a recital of works by Scarlatti, Ravel, Chopin and Gershwin on Sunday at Durham’s St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. Details at ststephens.instantencore.com.