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State Opera brings The Barber Of Seville to the stage this November

State Opera are bringing the vibrant and vivacious production of The Barber of Seville to Her Majesty’s Theatre for an evening of riot, colour and comedy.

“Figaro, Figaro, Figaro!”

Miss the theatre? State Opera have got you sorted this November with the vibrant and vivacious production of The Barber of Seville – a show that will have you shouting “Figaro”, as Rossini’s comic masterpiece is brought to life in a riot of colour and comedy!

The production will run from November 11–20 at Her Majesty’s Theatre with tickets from $80.

Rossini’s most popular opera is a giddy romp along the path to true love, and Director Lindy Hume invites audiences to fall “head over heels” with The Barber of Seville’s vivid colour, sheer joy and madcap wit.

A favourite with opera audiences, The Barber of Seville is the story of a love-sick Count, a feisty young woman, and a barber with a cunning plan all wrapped up in a mad-cap adventure.

Expect crazy disguises, chase scenes, and a healthy sprinkling of true love to some of the most memorable and “hummable” tunes in the opera cannon.

This opera classic has been seen in Seattle, Queensland, Western Australia, and New Zealand, and now makes its way to Adelaide, having been rescheduled from early 2020 due to the pandemic.

Audiences can expect vocal fireworks from a dazzling all-Australian cast. Returning to the stage for State Opera are two of the best in the business, both in their signature roles: tenor John Longmuir (Camille in The Merry Widow, 2018) as Count Almaviva and baritone Morgan Pearse, who wowed as Toreador Escamillio in Carmen in 2019, as the barber Figaro.

Rising star Katie Stenzel makes her State Opera debut as the savvy Rosina, and the villain of the piece, Bartolo is played by Adelaide favourite Douglas McNicol.

They are joined by a supporting cast of local artists such as; Pelham Andrews, Teresa La Rocca, Jeremy Tatchell and Nicholas Cannon, as well as The State Opera Chorus and Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Graham Abbott.

The Barber of Seville is filled with an abundance of talent and is one not to be missed.

Tickets on sale now at www.stateopera.com.au. The Barber of Seville will run from November 11 – 20 at Her Majesty’s Theatre.

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