|English Translation||Richard Studer|
Opera Project Orchestra
‘They make it work, they deliver with punchy, impactful theatre, and they cast with strength’
Opera Project are back at Tobacco Factory Theatres with Rossini’s exuberant treatment of Beaumarchais’s The Barber of Seville (the prequel to The Marriage of Figaro). This great masterpiece of operatic comedy catapaults the audience into the romance of Rosina and the Count Almaviva, a romance ably assisted by the Count’s factotum Figaro. In a plot bordering on the farcical, Dr Bartolo’s plans to marry his own ward of court are thwarted at every step. If The Marriage of Figaro follows a loveless marriage, illicit assignations and the general difficulties of adulthood, The Barber of Seville is an explosion of youth, optimism and wit where love conquers over the ever–encroaching cynicism of age.
Opera Project presents this fabulous Rossini classic for the first time at Tobacco Factory Theatres in its acclaimed English translation by the director Richard Studer, with a stella cast and Opera Project’s terrific ten-piece orchestra playing Jonathan Lyness’s arrangement of the score.
|Count Almaviva||William Wallace|
|Dr Bartolo||Nicholas Folwell|
|Don Basilio||Julian Close|
THE BARBER OF SEVILLE PERFORMANCE DATES:
18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 28 September; 1, 2, 4, 5 October (7.30pm)
Tobacco Factory Theatres, Raleigh Road, Bristol BS3 1TF
For tickets, please contact Tobacco Factory Theatres