One of the craziest operatic comedies ever written. Rossini’s razor-sharp musical wit delivers in riotous technicolour.
Dashing Count Almaviva is in love with the feisty young Rosina. But her guardian, Dr Bartolo, is determined to marry her himself. Cue Figaro – also known as The Barber of Seville – with a series of hare-brained schemes, one of which just might work.
Count Almaviva - John Tessier
Rosina - Sandra Piques Eddy
Figaro - Morgan Pearse
Dr Bartolo - Andrew Collis
Don Basilio - Ashraf Sewailam
Berta - Morag Atchison
Fiorello/Officer - Joel Amosa
Conductor - Wyn Davies
Director - Lindy Hume
Set and Costume Designer - Tracy Grant Lord
Lighting Designer - Matthew Marshall
Assistant Director - Jacqueline Coats
Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.
Freemasons New Zealand Opera Chorus.
The Barber of Seville by: Gioachino Rossini
Libretto by: Cesare Sterbini
Sung in Italian with English surtitles. A New Zealand Opera co-production with Opera Queensland and Seattle Opera.