The Barber of Seville Swansea City Opera

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4th May 2018

Harrogate Theatre

Swansea City Opera present a revival of their hugely successful 2011 production of the Barber of Seville, Rossini’s most famous opera - razor-sharp and full of twists and turns.
A young Spanish nobleman, Count Almaviva, is in love with the beautiful and rich Rosina, ward of the lecherous Doctor Bartolo, who plans his own marriage to her. Along comes the meddling Figaro, the town barber, and suddenly we have all the ingredients for confusion and mayhem.

From Figaro’s famous entrance aria ‘Largo al factotum’ to the frenzy of the Act I finale, The Barber of Seville makes for a rollicking evening’s entertainment, don’t miss this ultimate feel-good opera that is always cheerful and fun.

Swansea City opera is known across the UK for its high, quality and engaging performances of comic opera and this sparkling performance will be no exception. Sung in English the production is set in period Seville, with outrageous 18th century costumes that complement the fizz and flare of Rossini’s musical genius, it is perfect both for the established operagoer, and those seeking to engage with opera for the first time.

There will be a pre-performance talk about the opera and production at 6.15pm given by the Artistic Director of Swansea City Opera, Brendan Wheatley

Designed by Gary McCann with costumes by Gabriella Ingram, directed by Brendan Wheatley and accompanied by the Swansea City Opera orchestra.

Sung in English.

Reviews

SWANSEA City Opera's Barber of Seville is an absolute delight. If you want to give someone their first taste of opera, but find ticket prices and long journeys off putting, not to mention impenetrable plots or arty-farty reworking, then you couldn't do better than to catch Swansea City Opera….the result was a theatre filled with laughter. Could Rossini have asked for more?-South Devon Journal

'For my first opera it couldn't have gone better — if all operas were as well delivered as this one was, I'd invest in a pair of opera glasses today!' South Wales Evening Post

'...bound to delight even the most reluctant of opera goers…. An absolute joy to watch!'

'From the moment the curtain rose it was apparent this performance was going to be something special.'

Ticket prices and information

Full Price £20.00
Concessions £18.00
Boxes seat 4* £80.00

 *Boxes may offer a restricted view

A £1.75 transaction fee will be added at the end of your order when booking online. Order from as many shows as you like at one time and pay only £1.75.

Wheelchair users are asked to call the Box Office on 01423 502116 to book.

 

Venue Information

Harrogate Theatre
Box office
01423 502116
Email
boxoffice@harrogatetheatre.co.uk
Location
6 Oxford Street,
Harrogate
HG1 1QF
Show Dates and times

Book tickets online now or call our box office on 01423 502 116

Friday, 04 May 2018
19:30