There are two locations for this production: Exeter 7 November, Dartington 9 November.
Rossini’s Il Barbiere Di Siviglia is one of the greatest comic operas ever written. Composed in barely two weeks in 1816, it is a delightful romp packed with wonderful coloratura arias and ensembles, high speed “patter songs”, splendid buffo characters, and laugh-aloud scenes. Not to be missed!
This two act production will be directed by Simone Ibbett-Brown making her debut engagement with Devon Opera. Earlier this year she was Staff Director for Glyndebourne’s own production of this opera. Except for a few cuts this is a complete production, imaginatively set in Edwardian England, with a brilliant cast.
Estimated running time of the performance will be 3 hours with a 30 minute interval.
The performance will be sung in Italian with English surtitles.
Figaro: Kieran Rayner
Count Almaviva: William Wallace
Doctor Bartolo – Pauls Putnins
Rosina – Annabella Ellis
Basilio – Phil Wilcox
Berta – Rose Stachniewska
Ambrogio/ Ufficiale/ Notaro – Helen Potter
Director – Simone Ibbett-Brown
Musical Director/Piano – Chad Vindin
Producer – Natasha Day
Costume – Lydia Dockray