A talented ensemble cast will bring to life the revival of Scottish Opera’s hugely popular production of The Barber of Seville this autumn at The Festival Theatre.

Glasgow-born tenor Thomas Walker leads the way as the lovelorn Count Almaviva, last seen by Scottish Opera audiences in his triumphant turn as Lindoro in 2009’s The Italian Girl in Algiers. He is reunited with Tiziano Bracci (Mustafa in The Italian Girl in Algiers) who takes on the role of Doctor Bartolo. Fresh from her success as Dorinda inOrlando earlier this year, Claire Booth brings her soaring soprano to the role of Rosina, while Ville Rusanen (Guglielmo, Cosi fan tutte, 2009) sings the irrepressible Figaro.

The production is a traditional, truthful piece of storytelling moulded by the masterly hands of renowned baritone Sir Thomas Allen, who brings a wealth of experience performing the opera to his role as director. Set amongst the bright colours of southern Spain with an 18-strong male chorus, period styling, a witty libretto and Rossini’s typically glorious music, The Barber of Seville is a cheerful, fast-paced production that is sure to charm Scottish audiences.

Rossini’s sparkling score is conducted by a fellow countryman, Scottish Opera Music Director Francesco Corti.

The Barber of Seville is sung in Italian with English supertitles.

 

Performances on Tuesday 15, Thursday  17 and Saturday 19 Nov all at 7.15pm

And The Barber of Seville Unwrapped takes place on Wednesday 16 Nov 6pm

 

Our photograph © Tas Kyprianou shows the original 2007 production