Sunday, 2 August 2015

The Adventures of Figaro [LIVE] Wednesday, August 12 at 7pm

The Adventures of Figaro [LIVE]
Opera | Music Theatre | Comedy
Based on Rossini’s Barber of Seville

A new OperaQ performing version by Lindy Hume
and Craig Allister Young.

Wednesday, August 12 at 7pm

Featuring Charters Towers local community chorus - who will be on stage?

  --High-energy, colourful riot of sunny-Spanish madness--
Tickets A$25; Stud/Conc/group 10+ $20.

The World Theatre Charters Towers presents Opera Queensland’s production of The Adventures of Figaro based on Rossini’s The Barber of Seville. Performing version by Lindy Hume and Craig Allister Young. This project is supported by The Playing Queensland Fund and arTour, initiatives of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts.

Duration: 110 minutes in total
Act 1 – 50 min
Interval – 20 min
Act 2 – 40 min

The Adventures of Figaro is a high-energy, colourful riot of sunny-Spanish madness in which performers sing, dance, act and play their way through a 90 minute version of Rossini’s much-loved opera, The Barber of Seville.

This madcap tale follows a lively Figaro as he attempts to help Count Almaviva (his former boss) rescue Rosina (the Count’s crush) from the romantic sights of the doddery Doctor Bartolo.
OperaQ’s Lindy Hume will direct her adventurous and dynamic new adaptation of Rossini’s much loved opera, The Barber of Seville accompanied by an effervescent new musical arrangement by Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s Craig Allister Young.

The Adventures of Figaro features celebrated Queensland performers including Jason Barry-Smith in the title role as the famous barber, a dynamic ensemble of four singers and three musicians and award-winning Sandro Colarelli as the frazzled servant Fiorello.

This fast-paced, vibrant work performed in English is perfect for opera lovers and new comers alike.

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