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Il barbiere di Siviglia

OpernhausFalkenstrasse 1, Zürich, 8008, Switzerland
Dates/times in Zurich time zone
Sunday 24 January 202120:00
Thursday 28 January 202119:00
Tuesday 02 February 202119:00
Saturday 06 February 202119:30
Friday 12 February 202119:30
Programme
Rossini, Gioachino (1792-1868)Il barbiere di SivigliaLibretto by Cesare Sterbini
Performers
Zurich Opera
George PetrouConductor
Johannes PölzgutterDirector
Aigul AkhmetshinaMezzo-sopranoRosina
Alasdair KentTenorCount Almaviva
Konstantin ShushakovBaritoneFigaro2021 Jan 24, 28, Feb 02
Dean MurphyBaritoneFigaro2021 Feb 06, 12
Paolo BordognaBassDr Bartolo
Justyna BlujSopranoBerta
Ilya AltukhovBaritoneAmbrogio
Wenwei ZhangBassDon Basilio
Yuriy HadzetskyyBaritoneFiorello
Ernst RaffelsbergerChoirmaster / chorus director
Zurich Opera Chorus
Musikkollegium Winterthur

Gioachino Rossini’s Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia is a resplendent operatic figure with a delightfully disrespectful temperament who has long since become an indispensable character on international opera stages. Drawing on the familiar characters from commedia dell’arte, this group of individuals comes together in a sophisticated game of intrigue and disguise: the money hungry (or perhaps actually love-smitten?) old man, Dottor Bartolo; his scheming accomplice, the music teacher Basilio; Bartolo’s young, beautiful, but above all, wealthy young ward Rosina, whom Bartolo wants to wed; Rosina’s secret lover Lindoro, alias Count Almaviva; and the barber Figaro, who, against all odds, will help the couple find a happy ending. This exceptionally witty and fast-paced production by young Austrian stage director Johannes Pölzgutter premiered at the Theater Winterthur, where it was enthusiastically received by audiences. For the Zurich premiere of this production, Russian baritone and ensemble member Konstantin Shushakov alternates with Dean Murphy in the title role. Young Australian tenor Alasdair Kent debuts as Count Almaviva, and Russian mezzo-soprano Aigul Akhmetshina debuts at the Opernhaus Zürich in the role of Rosina.The Musikkollegium Winterthur is conducted by the Greek conductor George Petrou, who has attracted international attention, particularly with his Ensemble Armonia Atenea and many CD productions.

© Herwig Prammer
© Herwig Prammer
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