The Barber of Seville
Fri Mar 15 2013
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Posted: Fri Sep 28 2012
English National Opera presents Rossini's comic masterpiece – a prequel to 'The Marriage of Figaro', it remains as tuneful, ironic and funny as ever. Set in an elegant comic-opera vision of eighteenth-century Seville, Jonathan Miller's Tiepolo-inspired staging brilliantly intercuts the traditions of the Italian commedia dell'arte and the Whitehall farce.
The talented flautist-turned-conductor Jaime Martin, here
making his operatic debut, brings an authentic Hispanic touch to bear on this twenty-fifth anniversary revival.
Baritone Benedict Nelson is Figaro; lyric soprano Lucy Crowe returns as the feisty Rosina, and baritone Andrew Shore reprises his portrayal of Doctor Bartolo, the poor girl's pompous old fool of a guardian.
(Sung in English; running time: two hours and 50 minutes.)
London Coliseum St Martin's Lane
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Music. Classical and opera. Opera. Classical music periods. Romantic music (1815 – 1910). Italian opera
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