The Barber of Seville

Gioachino Rossini

6 Jun - 7 Aug 2019

The Barber of Seville

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This “riotously funny, utterly assured production” (The Australian) of Rossini’s crazy comic opera The Barber of Seville will finally make it to our shores, after receiving rave reviews in Queensland and Seattle. Directed by Lindy Hume and designed by Kiwi powerhouse Tracy Grant Lord, this monumentally mad opera is bursting with energy, sass and colour.

The vibrant on-stage visuals set the scene for an energetic score and madcap tale, performed by a thrilling internationally renowned ensemble with stunning voices and undeniable acting chops.

Also featuring the Freemasons New Zealand Opera Chorus and our top regional orchestras in each city, under the baton of New Zealand Opera Director of Music, Wyn Davies. The Barber of Seville is this year’s best opportunity to experience a full noise opera production.

The performance lasts approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes, including a 20 minute interval

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Count Almaviva John Tessier
Rosina Sandra Piques Eddy
Figaro Morgan Pearse
Dr Bartolo Andrew Collis
Don Basilio Ashraf Sewailam
Berta Morag Atchison
Fiorello/Officer James Harrison (Akl)
Fiorello/Officer Joel Amosa (Wgtn/Chc)
Ambrogio Jesse Wikiriwhi

Conductor Wyn Davies
Director Lindy Hume
Set and Costume Designer Tracy Grant Lord
Lighting Designer Matthew Marshall
Assistant Director Jacqueline Coats

Auckland
ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre
June 6, 13 & 15 at 7.30pm
June 9 at 2.30pm

Wellington
Opera House
June 29 & July 4 at 7.30pm
July 2 at 6.30pm
July 6 at 5pm

Christchurch
Isaac Theatre Royal
August 1, 3 & 7 at 7.30pm
August 5 at 6.30pm

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
Orchestra Wellington
Christchurch Symphony Orchestra
Freemasons New Zealand Opera Chorus

Sung in Italian with English surtitles
A New Zealand Opera co-production with Opera Queensland and Seattle Opera

The performance lasts approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes, including a 20 minute interval

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