IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA (Barber of Seville) Presented by Cape Town Opera in collaboration with the UCT Opera School
THE 2013 SEASON COMES TO A HIGH-SPIRITED CONCLUSION WITH ROSSINI’S EVERGREEN COMIC CLASSIC
“I’m gentle, respectful, obedient, sweet and loving – but push me too far and I’ll become a viper!”
The nimblest barber in Seville, Figaro is the go-to man for a close shave. And there will be close shaves a-plenty when Figaro helps the lovestruck Count Almaviva abduct his sweetheart Rosina from her nasty guardian Don Bartolo in this hilarious opera buffa, our hair-raising contribution to the month of ‘Movember’.
The Barber of Seville combines knockabout humour with music of great virtuosity and brilliance, from its cheeky overture to showstopping arias including ‘Largo al factotum’ and ‘Una voce poco fa’. Following her warm-hearted and witty stagings of L’elisir d’amore and Die Entführung aus dem Serail for CTO and UCT, Christine Crouse helms a whimsical new production of this sparkling. With the “Cape Town Festival Orchestra”.
Conductor: Kamal Khan
Director: Christine Crouse