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VICTORIAN SCHOOLS TOUR

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE

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 sort of confusions will delight young audiences as the boy gets the girl and Figaro gets paid!

Rossini’s The Barber of Seville is one of the most popular operas ever written. This travelling production will enthral school students of all ages, complete with beautiful costumes and engaging scenery. Professional opera singers perform the famous arias in English, and a range of curriculum-based teacher resources are available to help classes explore the music.

The Barber of Seville is designed as a school incursion and available throughout Metropolitan Melbourne, Regional Victoria and South Australia.

BOOKINGS

PIE Productions
1800 804 707
admin@pieproductions.com.au


AUSLAN Bookings

Opera Australia
touring@opera.org.au


SUITABILITY

Foundation – Year 6

SETUP TIME

60 minutes set up and 30 minutes pack down

DURATION

60 minutes, including Q&A session

REQUIREMENTS
  • 6m x 6m cleared space
  • 2.5m ceiling height (minimum)
  • Ground level access with no more than 5 stairs
  • Direct vehicle access to venue (no more than 20m)
  • 1 power outlet
COST

$8 per student (no GST is charged)

MINIMUM ATTENDANCE

150 students (per session) 


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 about 60 minutes to set up in your hall (or any large space), then they are ready to perform.

The schools tour presents up to three sessions 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.


Originally directed by Christine Anketell
Muscial adaptation Brian Castles-Onion
DESIGNER

Richard Jeziorny

Revival director Priscilla Jackman
Music director Raymond Lawrence
Revised librettist Liesel Badorrek
   
Figaro

Jeremy Dubé

  Simon Meadows
Rosina Eleanor Blythman
  Rebecca Rashleigh
Count almaviva Joshua Oxley
  Simon Meadows
Aunt bartola/basila Jessica Carrascalão Heard
 

Rebecca Rashleigh

pIANIST Pamela Christie
 

Jane Matheson

Schools Tour: Victoria

20 May–23 August 2019