Heritage Opera kick off the 2013 season with a perennial favourite.
What do you do if the girl you love is locked up all day by her over-protective guardian? You might enlist the help of the local ‘fixer’, a dodgy barber called Figaro, who suggests that you try a series of ridiculous disguises to gain access to your beloved. It turns out that the simple solution is never the best one in Rossini’s madcap opera, full of fabulous melodies, crazy characters and zany situations.
Heritage Opera present The Barber of Seville set in 18th century Seville, sung in a brand new English Translation. Benjamin Cox (MD of La Boheme) returns as Musical Director, and the cast includes Heritage Opera favourite tenor Nick Sales, and fabulous mezzos Ailsa Mainwaring and Melanie Lodge sharing the role of Rosina.
Richard Woodall returns as Rosina’s guardian, Dr Bartolo and Stephen Holloway and Stephen Svanholm make their Heritage Opera debuts as Basilio and Figaro respectively.
HO stalwarts Matthew Palmer and Sarah Helsby Hughes complete the cast as Fiorello and Berta.