The Barber of Seville

Friday 11 October 2019 at 7:30pm
Community Hall, Bourne End, SL8 5SX

Tickets tbc: £18, Students £5

1830 lithograph by Alexandre FragonardBarefoot Opera bring their inventive, exuberant ensemble style to Rossini’s comic masterpiece, Il Barbiere di Seviglia, (The Barber of Seville). Sung in Italian with English surtitles, fully staged and with our famous ‘Barefoot Band’ led by Lesley Anne Sammons, our young singers will dazzle and delight you with their style and charisma.

Figaro the barber is played by Oscar Castellino, who has just completed a full scholarship with the Welsh National Opera Academy and Rozanna Madylus alternates with Monique Klongtruadroke as lively, richly toned Rosinas.

Rossini’s music has been compared to “the best champagne”, so come along to indulge in the bubbles and enjoy the comedy, as Rosina (spoiler alert) successfully maneuvers her way out of her revolting guardian’s toils and into the arms of a gorgeous young Count.

Rossini’s The Barber of Seville was first performed at the Teatro Argentina in Rome on 20 February 1816. Rossini's Barber has proven to be one of the greatest masterpieces of comedy within music, and has been described as the opera buffa of all "opere buffe". After two hundred years, it remains a popular work.

Directed by Jenny Miller. Check http://www.barefootopera.com for more details.

Barefoot Opera Young Artists Tour is an advanced training programme well-known for its strong production values and demanding, genuinely educational rehearsal structure.

Singers and instrumentalists work as an ensemble team. The opera is fully staged and costumed, and sung in Italian. Musical direction is by Lesley-Anne Sammons and staging is by Jenny Miller, founder of Barefoot Opera.

The Barefoot Opera company never fails to impress, entertain and inform us with their flair for visually and musically stunning presentation and the vitality of the professional singers starting out on their operatic careers.

 

For more details of The Bareber of Seville see the wikipedia article at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Barber_of_Seville