October 12 –January 13

The Barber of Seville

An effervescent opera that will put you in high spirits 

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Rossini’s famous and comical opera The Barber of Seville is back – and full of schemes, caprice and catchy music!

At its centre is the young Rosina, whom Count Almaviva wishes to marry. But so does Rosina’s legal guardian, the old doctor Bartolo, who has locked her up. This is where the enterprising barber, Figaro, comes in.  

Into the diary

In this colourful version of the opera, the story is told from Rosina’s point of view. Because young women often write about their experiences, stage director François de Carpentries and scenographer and costume designer Karine van Hercke have chosen to use the diary as a major element. Characters enter or exit the diary—and it is as large as a modern apartment. In fact, it is the largest pop-up book ever made!

Rockin’ Rossini

The composer Rossini was already a star while he lived. In the early 1800s, fainted women were frequently carried out of the opera houses after hearing his music. And last season, a new audience got to experience that his music remains catchy to this day, when a production of La Cenerentola was held at the Norwegian National Opera. Rossini’s music is effervescent, and truly lifts the mood. The same can be said of this production of The Barber of Seville, which has been performed for a full house for four seasons.

The role of young Rosina is sung by Samantha Hankey, and Count Almaviva is sung by Levy Strauss Sekgapane.

The performance will also be held in Stavanger 11­–15 November.

  • Free introduction one hour before the performance.

Roles

Main roles

  • Figaro

    Joshua Hopkins
    Playing the following days
    • 12. Oct 2017
    • 14. Oct 2017
    • 27. Oct 2017
    • 29. Oct 2017
    • 3. Nov 2017
    • 5. Nov 2017
    • 29. Dec 2017
    • 31. Dec 2017
    • 4. Jan 2018
    • 10. Jan 2018
    • 13. Jan 2018
  • Rosina

    Samantha Hankey
    Playing the following days
    • 12. Oct 2017
    • 14. Oct 2017
    • 27. Oct 2017
    • 29. Oct 2017
    • 3. Nov 2017
    • 5. Nov 2017
    • 29. Dec 2017
    • 31. Dec 2017
    • 4. Jan 2018
    • 10. Jan 2018
    • 13. Jan 2018
  • Grev Almaviva

    Levy Strauss Sekgapane
    Playing the following days
    • 12. Oct 2017
    • 14. Oct 2017
    • 27. Oct 2017
    • 29. Oct 2017
    • 3. Nov 2017
    • 5. Nov 2017
    Sunnyboy Dladla
    Playing the following days
    • 29. Dec 2017
    • 31. Dec 2017
    • 4. Jan 2018
    • 10. Jan 2018
    • 13. Jan 2018
  • Dr. Bartolo

    Luciano Di Pasquale
    Playing the following days
    • 12. Oct 2017
    • 14. Oct 2017
    • 27. Oct 2017
    • 29. Oct 2017
    • 3. Nov 2017
    • 5. Nov 2017
    • 29. Dec 2017
    • 31. Dec 2017
    • 4. Jan 2018
    • 10. Jan 2018
    • 13. Jan 2018
  • Don Basilio

    Jens-Erik Aasbø
    Playing the following days
    • 12. Oct 2017
    • 14. Oct 2017
    • 27. Oct 2017
    • 29. Oct 2017
    • 3. Nov 2017
    • 5. Nov 2017
    • 29. Dec 2017
    • 31. Dec 2017
    • 4. Jan 2018
    • 10. Jan 2018
    • 13. Jan 2018

Synopsis

Act 1

At night, Count Almaviva brings a band of musicians to serenadeRosina, pupil of Dr. Bartolo, who keeps the girl confined in his house.When Rosina fails to answer his song, the count pays the players, andthey leave. At the sound of Figaro's voice, Almaviva steps away as thebarber bounds in, boasting of his busy life as the neighborhood factotum.

Figaro, though currently in Bartolo's employ, encounters Almaviva and promises to help him win Rosina: for a suitable reward. No sooner has Bartolo left the house to arrange his own marriage with Rosina then Almaviva launches into a second serenade, calling himself «Lindoro», a poor creature who can offer only love. Figaro suggests Almaviva disguise himself as a drunken soldier billeted to Bartolo's house. Almaviva is delighted by the love he will conquer, Figaro by the money he will get.

Alone in the house, Rosina muses on the voice that has touched her heart and resolves to outwit Bartolo. Figaro joins her, but they leave on hearing footsteps. Bartolo enters complaining about Figaro, upsetting the house. Then the music master Don Basilio enters and tells him that Almaviva is a rival for Rosina's hand and advises slandering the nobleman's reputation. Bartolo agrees, but Figaro overhears them. Warning Rosina that Bartolo plans to marry her himself the very next day, the barber promises to deliver a note she has written to «Lindoro».

Rosina, alone with Bartolo, undergoes an interrogation, thenlistens to his boast that he is far too clever to be tricked. Berta, the housekeeper, answers violent knocking at the door, returning withAlmaviva disguised as a drunken soldier in search of lodging. While arguing with Bartolo, Almaviva manages to slip a love letter to Rosina. But when Bartolo demands to see the letter, the girl substitutes a laundry list. Figaro dashes in to warn that their hubbub has attracteda crowd. Police arrive to silence the disturbance. As an officer is aboutto arrest him, Almaviva whispers his identity and is released. Rosina, Berta, Bartolo and Basilio are stupefied by everything that is happening. But Almaviva assaults Bartolo and the police officers sends the mall to the madhouse for examination.

Act 2

Bartolo receives a young music teacher, «Don Alonso» (again Almavivain disguise), who claims to be a substitute for the ailing Basilio. Rosina enters, recognizes her suitor and begins her singing lessonas Bartolo dozes in his chair. Figaro arrives to shave the doctor andmanages to steal the key to the balcony window. Basilio now comesin, looking the picture of health; bribed by Almaviva, he feigns illnessand departs. Figaro shaves Bartolo while Almaviva and Rosina plan their elopement that night. They are overheard by the doctor, who drives Figaro and Almaviva from the house and Rosina to her room, then sends again for Basilio. Berta, unnerved by all the confusion, complains she is going mad. Bartolo then tricks Rosina into believing «Lindoro» is really a flunky of Almaviva.

Rosina weeps about hear broken dream. After a thunderstorm, Almaviva arrives with Figaro and climbs through a balcony windowto abduct Rosina. At first the girl rebuffs «Lindoro», but when heexplains that he and Almaviva are one and the same, she falls intohis arms. Figaro urges haste, but before they can leave, their ladder is taken away. Basilio enters with the notary. Though summoned to wed Rosina and Bartolo, the official marries her instead to Almaviva, who bribes Basilio. Rushing in too late, Bartolo finds the lovers already wed.The old man accepts the situation, when he realizes he was fooled and Figaro tells the moral of the tale: Every attempt to stop love is a useless precaution.

Trailer

I Barberen i Sevilla får du tull og tøys - og nydelig musikk!
Introduksjonsforedrag Barberen i Sevilla ved Marianne Oulie Wiik

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