Venue: Main House
Date: Tue 03 Apr
Produced by: English Touring Opera
Written by: Rossini
Directed by: Thomas Gutherie
Conducted by: Paul McGrath
Wed 04 Apr 2012
Written by Ron Powls, Good Times
Just as everyone can complete the quotation “To be…..”, so everyone knows of Figaro, or at least can sing his name. In Rossini’s comic opera, the ever resourceful, ingenious and cunning barber helps the young count Almaviva to pay court to the intelligent and beautiful Rosina, who is being coerced into marrying her miserly guardian, Doctor Bartolo.
Effervescent, high-spirited, vocally brilliant, a work of comic genius: Rossini's masterpiece The Barber of Seville is a favourite with audiencesaround the world. ETO's new production, directed by the exciting and imaginative Thomas Guthrie and conducted by an experienced master of Italian opera, Paul McGrath, promises to be one of the highlights of the artistic calendar in 2012. The roguish young Count Almaviva, masquerading as the student Lindoro, will be sung by Nicholas Sharratt, one of the UK's most promising Italianate tenors.
Sung in English Translation.
There will be a pre show discussion with the Staff Director of the show in York Theatre Royal's Keregan Room from 6.30-7pm. The talk is free to attend but due to limited capacity please book a place via our Box Office 01904 623568.