Performing with the Dayton Opera in The Barber of Seville
In September of 2001 I got the opportunity of a lifetime. Or at least my lifetime. I was asked to play Ambrogio in Dayton Opera's production of The Barber of Seville. It was a small part, but an incredible one. I played a drunken servant and got paid $900 to do it. I had one line and it was in Italian. The reason this was so incredible is that I have not one bit of musical ability. I wouldn't catch a music cue if it bit me in the ass.
This was one of my first times acting professionally and I was in awe. I remember sitting in my dressing room opening night. The curtain had gone up and I was in full hair and makeup when I heard over the loud speaker, "Mr. Flynn, five minutes to places stage right. Five minutes, Mr. Flynn."