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Il barbiere di Siviglia

Olavinlinna CastleSavonlinna, Kymenlaakso, 57150, Finland
Dates/times in Helsinki time zone
Monday 10 July 202319:00
Thursday 13 July 202319:00
Saturday 15 July 202319:00
Tuesday 18 July 202319:00
Thursday 20 July 202319:00
Saturday 22 July 202319:00
Festival: Savonlinna Opera Festival
Rossini, Gioachino (1792-1868)Il barbiere di SivigliaLibretto by Cesare Sterbini
Michele GambaConductor
Kari HeiskanenDirector
Antti MattilaSet Designer
Teemu MuurimäkiCostume Designer
William IlesLighting Designer
Savonlinna Opera Festival Orchestra
Savonlinna Opera Festival Choir
Gayane BabajanyanMezzo-sopranoRosina
Vassilis KavayasTenorCount Almaviva
Ville RusanenBaritoneFigaro
Marco Filippo RomanoBassDr Bartolo
Päivi PylvänäinenSopranoBerta
Petri LindroosBaritoneDon Basilio
Kristian LindroosBaritoneFiorello

After the premiere of The Barber of Seville, the media speculated that Olavinlinna castle had never witnessed as much laughter before. This production is an audience favourite and a comic masterpiece, which makes it perfect for an exuberant summer evening.

Under Heiskanen’s direction, the entire creative team was invited to add their personal flair to the end result. Fashion designer Teemu Muurimäki has created the spectacular costumes, while Antti Mattila is behind the colourful sets.

There’s no shortage of comedy in Rossini’s music either, with laughter echoing through every beat. The score adds extra layers to the story and offers endless new avenues to explore, even for those who have seen the opera several times.

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