Thanks to its great success in 2013 we bring back Rossini’s comic opera The Barber of Seville, directed by Laurence Dale, with a cast including Karin Strobos (Rosina), Mark Milhofer (Almaviva) and Brunò Pratico (Bartolo). Back in 2013, the staging and cast of this lively opera buffa were very well received by both press and audiences. Trouw (Peter van der Lint) gave it five stars: ‘A vibrant and humorous experience in a brightly-coloured crescendo.’ De Telegraaf wrote: ‘Karin Strobos is a one-in-a-million Rosina.’ The Barber of Seville is timeless, funny and witty, with great momentum and unbridled joy, making it one of the most beloved operas of all times.
'One of the most beloved operas in the world'
Count Almaviva is head over heels in love with young Rosina. She also loves him, but her guardian Bartolo wants to marry her so he can get his hands on a sizeable dowry. After the usual comic twists and turns, the two lovers end up together thanks to the resourcefulness of the cunning Figaro.
The decor and costumes of designer Gary McCann for this staging were inspired by the colourful mosaics of the artist Antoni Gaudi.
Noord Nederlands Orkest
Len van Schaik