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Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rescheduled from 2020-07-11)

Olavinlinna CastleSavonlinna, Kymenlaakso, 57150, Finland
Dates/times in Helsinki time zone
Saturday 10 July 202119:00
Thursday 15 July 202119:00
Monday 19 July 202119:00
Wednesday 21 July 202119:00
Friday 23 July 202119:00
Festival: Savonlinna Opera Festival
Rossini, Gioachino (1792-1868)Il barbiere di SivigliaLibretto by Cesare Sterbini
Kari HeiskanenDirector
Antti MattilaSet Designer
Teemu MuurimäkiCostume Designer
Annalisa StroppaMezzo-sopranoRosina
Tuomas KatajalaTenorCount Almaviva
Waltteri TorikkaBaritoneDr Bartolo
Päivi PylvänäinenSopranoBerta
Michele PertusiBassDon Basilio
Kristian LindroosBaritoneFiorello
Savonlinna Opera Festival Choir
Savonlinna Opera Festival Orchestra

The Barber of Seville is perfect for a summer’s night – bright and sprightly music combined with entertaining theatre. Fashion designer Teemu Muurimäki’s enchantingly exuberant yet super stylish costumes, eye-catching sets, Kari Heiskanen’s visionary direction and Rossini’s musical mastery go together like celebrations and champagne.

The success of the performance is ensured by a fresh cast of soloists and the conductor Evelino Pidò, an expert on Italian opera. The highly demanded young mezzo-soprano Annalisa Stroppa has found her ideal role as Rosina. ”I’ve discovered we have much in common. Rosina is young, full of life, decisive and open to where life takes her,” she says. Rosina is courted by Count Almaviva, whose role is performed by Finland’s number one tenor, the internationally acclaimed Tuomas Katajala.

Language: Italian
Surtitles in Finnish and English
Duration: approx. 3 hrs, incl. one interval

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