The Barber of Seville

Gioachino Rossini

6 Jun - 7 Aug 2019

The Barber of Seville

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The story

Dashing Count Almaviva is in love with the feisty young Rosina. But her guardian, Dr. Bartolo, is determined to marry her himself. Cue Figaro – aka The Barber of Seville – with a series of hair-brained schemes, one of which just might work.

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One of the craziest operatic comedies ever written. Rossini’s razor-sharp musical wit delivers in riotous technicolour.

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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