The latest video from the Blind Crow Team as they go behind the scenes of OperaUpCloses' 'Barber of Seville (or Salisbury)'. This is a MUST SEE !!
The Barber of Seville (or Salisbury) reunites director and translator Robin Norton-Hale with many of her La Bohème cast, including Belinda Evans as Rosina (sharing the role with Rowan Hellier), Gareth Morris as the Count (also played by Philip Lee), while Dickon Gough and John Savournin flex their comedic muscles as Doctor Bartleby. Musical directors Alison Luz leads from the piano. Alison has worked with companies including Scottish Opera, British Youth Opera.
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The Barber of Seville has been transported to Jane Austen’s England, a world of rich, eligible bachelors, feisty heroines and snobbish relations familiar from much-loved BBC costume dramas. Obsequious Doctor Bartleby has designs on his ward Rosina, but she is far more interested in the attentions of a handsome stranger (actually a womanising Count in disguise). The whole affair is stage-managed by Figaro, the barber who knows everyone’s business and can fix your hair and love life with ease.
“A madly brilliant reimagining” - THE TIMES on La Bohème
“Fizzes with fun and fabulousness” - METRO on La Bohème
This adaptation is sung in a new English translation which will make the show witty and accessible to modern audiences, while nodding to the style and mannerisms of Regency England. This adaptation offers a fresh take on the original for opera fans and a slick, funny introduction for those who thought opera wasn’t for them.
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