Love has a sense of humour.
Excerpt from The Barber of Seville Deutsche Grammophon 457 7332. London Symphony Orchestra and The Ambrosian Opera Chorus, Claudio Abbado, conductor. Hermann Prey, Teresa Berganza, Luigi Alva, Enzo Dara, Paolo Montarsolo.
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In the perfectly paced frenzy of this riotous
romp, barber Figaro helps a lovesick
nobleman win the woman of his dreams.
On stage at the Four Seasons Centre, 145 Queen St. W., Toronto.
Performance time is approximately two hours, 55 minutes including one intermission.
Sung in Italian with English SURTITLES™.
Conductor: Rory Macdonald
Production Team: Els Comediants
Director: Joan Font
Set and Costume Designer: Joan Guillén
Lighting Designer: Albert Faura
Chorus Master: Sandra Horst
Figaro: Joshua Hopkins
Rosina: Serena Malfi (April 17, 19, 21, 29, May 2, 7, 13, 22)
Cecelia Hall (April 26, May 9, 19, 21)
Almaviva: Alek Shrader
Bartolo: Renato Girolami
Basilio: Robert Gleadow
With the COC Orchestra and Chorus
New COC co-production with Houston Grand Opera, Opéra National de Bordeaux and Opera Australia
Banner: Joshua Hopkins, 2013. Photo: Gary Mulcahey
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