The Barber of Seville – A Colourful Operatic Comedy

The Barber of Seville will have you smiling from the moment it begins. When grumpy Bartolo stands between his beautiful young ward Rosina and her lover Count Almaviva, there’s only one person to call on: local barber and man-with-a-plan Figaro. But with Rosina kept under lock and key, can Figaro fix it for them? It could be a close shave.

Set in an elegant vision of 18th-century Seville, Jonathan Miller’s much-loved production is as side-splittingly funny as ever. For this revival, the talented Christopher Allen will conduct Rossini’s sparkling score, packed full of wit and playful tunes.

A superb cast includes ENO favourite Andrew Shore (The Pirates of Penzance, The Mastersingers of Nuremberg) in one of his signature roles as Dr Bartolo, former ENO Harewood Artist Kathryn Rudge as Rosina, and rising baritone Morgan Pearse as the barber Figaro.

Winning and whimsical!
– San Francisco Classical Voice

Marvelous!
– San Francisco Chronicle

Irresistible!
– San Jose Mercury News

Giuseppe Finzi conducted with crispness and vitality…a terrific combination of fleet-footed rhythms and buttery textures.
– San Francisco Chronicle

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When:
One Showing Only!
Sunday 19 June 2016
Time:
3pm
Where:
Alice Springs Cinema
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