Monday, March 15, 2010

The Barber of Seville, Melbourne Opera

Gosh, I do love the operatic voice and live theatre!

Today I got to be educated, inspired and entertain by the Melbourne Opera production of Rossini's The Barber of Seville. If you know your Bugs Bunny then you will know the score to this masterpiece.

All the leads are great and my stand out performer was David Gould (playing, Don Basilio), who was so strong in his lower register and was a brilliant actor.

And with Melbourne Opera priding itself on making its productions as accessible as possible by performing in English, there are some seriously funny moments of popular culture (Tiger Woods, Lara Bingle) that had the audience in stitches.

This piece is such a great place for new audiences to opera to start their education. So if you get a chance to introduce yourself or a friend to opera please do so by attending this production as it tours through regional Victoria and ACT.

Venue: Warrnambool Entertainment Centre
Date: Saturday 27 March
Bookings: 03 555 94 999 /

Venue: Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre
Date: Saturday 17 April
Bookings: 03 5722 8105 /

Venue: Benalla Performing Arts & Convention Centre
Date: Saturday 22 May
Bookings: 03 5760 4529 /

Venue: Canberra Theatre Centre
Date: Saturday 29 May
Bookings: 02 6275 2700 /

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