The Barber of Seville follows the scintillating schemes of Figaro as he gleefully assists Count Almaviva in levering the stunning Rosina away from her lustful guardian, Dr Bartolo. Here follows a fast-paced, farcical romp of love, lechery and mistaken identity, all set to Rossini’s outstanding score. The production marries the intricate visual comedy of Italian commedia dell’arte with the rug-pull antics of Whitehall farce.
Morgan Pearse and Eleazar Rodriguez return to the roles of Figaro and Count Almaviva, following their celebrated performances in the production in 2015. Sarah Tynan, most recently seen in the title role of ENO’s Partenope, plays the coveted Rosina whilst the much-loved ENO artist Alan Opie sings Dr Bartolo.
They are joined by a talented ensemble which includes Alastair Miles, Carole Wilson and Matthew Durkan. Conducting the piece is the renowned Hilary Griffiths who returns from a distinguished career on the continent to make her ENO debut.
The revival director for the production will be Peter Relton, with design from Tanya McCallin and lighting design by Tom Mannings. Translation work for the piece will be carried out by Amanda Holden & Anthony Holden.
With its soaring score and frivolous fun making The Barber of Seville is not one to miss, playing a limited run at the London Coliseum from the 5th to 30th October 2017.
Recommended forThis production is the perfect lighthearted treat for opera fans to enjoy this Autumn.
Age Recommendations: No children under 5 years old