Libretto Cesare Sterbini
English Translation Richard Studer
Director Richard Studer
Conductor Jonathan Lyness
Opera Project are back at Tobacco Factory Theatres this autumn 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 catapults 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 own plans to marry Rosina, his 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 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 stellar cast and Opera Project’s terrific ten-piece orchestra playing Jonathan Lyness’s arrangement of the score.
is proud to support Tobacco Factory Theatres as it stages its May – Dec 19 season
- RUNNING TIMEApprox. 2hrs 45mins (inc. interval)
- TICKETSFrom £12 (Tickets and prices subject to availability)
- VENUEFactory Theatre
(no show Sun, Mon or Thu)
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Book by Wed 24 July to receive 15% off Price Band A and Price Band B tickets
AGED 16-26? TICKETS JUST £10
Available in advance on price bands B and C.
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