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Barber of Seville

The Barber of Seville

In 2014, Opera Australia will be touring Rossini's timeless comedy, The Barber of Seville to schools across NSW.

A serious case of love at first sight is a big problem for Count Almaviva. Enter the resourceful barber named Figaro, who cleverly solves everyone's problems – for a price.

Secret letters, cunning disguises and all sorts of confusion will delight young audiences as the boy gets the girl and Figaro gets paid!

TOUR DATES
24 February – 12 September 2014

SUITABILITY
Foundation – Grade 6

SETUP TIME
60 minutes set up and 30 minutes pack down

DURATION
60 minutes, including Q&A session

BOOKINGS
PIE Productions
t: 1800 804 707
e: admin@pieproductions.com.au

ABOUT OPERA AUSTRALIA'S SCHOOLS TOUR

Every year, Opera Australia performs to 80,000 primary school children throughout Victoria and NSW.

It's always a big event. Opera Australia arrives at the start of the school day, complete with opera costumes, sets, four singers and a pianist. They need a piano and about 40 minutes to set up in your hall (or any large space), then they are ready to perform.

The schools tour presents up to three performances in a day, and each session consists of a 50-minute performance of a complete opera followed by 10 minutes of questions and answers with the students and teachers.

Preparation and follow-up is all part of the experience: when you book you receive an Opera Australia teacher resource pack. This includes suggestions for classroom extension activities both before and after the opera incursion.

 

COMPOSER Gioachino Rossini
LIBRETTO Cesare Sterbini
ORIGINALLY
    DEVISED BY
Christine Anketell &
    Brian Castles-Onion
ORIGINALLY DIRECTED BY Christine Anketell
MUSIC ADAPTED BY Brian Castles-Onion
LIBRETTO ADAPTED BY Christine Anketell
DESIGN Richard Jerziorny
REVIVAL DIRECTOR Naomi Edwards
MUSIC DIRECTOR Chris Cartner
   
CAST

Kyla Allan
Ashley Giles
Kaine Hayward
Daniel Macey
Rebecca Moret
Alex Sefton
Clarissa Spata

   
PIANISTS Michael Curtain, Lara de Wit

 

Bookings

PIE Productions
t: 1800 804 707 (toll-free within Australia)
e: admin@pieproductions.com.au