Theatre: The Barber of Seville
Bridlington Spa, Saturday April 28 at 7.30pm
Swansea City Opera presents a revival of its 2011 production of the Barber of Seville, Rossini’s most famous opera – razor-sharp and full of twists and turns.
A young Spanish nobleman, Count Almaviva, is in love with the beautiful and rich Rosina, ward of the lecherous Doctor Bartolo, who plans his own marriage to her.
Along comes the meddling Figaro, the town barber, and suddenly we have all the ingredients for confusion and mayhem.
From Figaro’s famous entrance aria ‘Largo al factotum’ to the frenzy of the Act One finale, The Barber of Seville makes for a rollicking evening’s entertainment. Don’t miss this ultimate feel-good opera that is always cheerful and fun.
Swansea City opera is known across the UK for its high, quality and engaging performances of comic opera and this sparkling performance will be no exception. Sung in English the production is set in period Seville, with outrageous 18th century costumes that complement the fizz and flare of Rossini’s musical genius, it is perfect both for the established operagoer, and those seeking to engage with opera for the first time.
There will be a pre-performance talk about the opera and production at 6.15pm given by the artistic director of Swansea City Opera, Brendan Wheatley.
“This is one of the ways in which we attempt to increase people’s understanding of opera as an art form and its relevance in today’s communities,” he said.
The set was designed by Gary McCann with costumes by Gabriella Ingram, directed by Brendan and the singers will be accompanied by the Swansea City Opera orchestra.
As part of this year’s tour, Swansea City Opera are proud to be working in partnership with local choirs and singers at each performance.
Tickets: 01262 678258