PREVIEW – The Barber of Seville, Scottish Opera

The Barber of Seville - Scottish Opera

The Barber of Seville - Scottish Opera

Scottish Opera bring their acclaimed and popular production of The Barber of Seville to the Edinburgh Festival Theatre this week, with performances of Rossini’s classic on the 15th, 17th and 19th of November.

Tenor Thomas Walker plays Count Almaviva, matched by Claire Booth’s soprano turn as Rosina with Ville Rusanen as Figaro, in a production directed by Sir Thomas Allen which promises to conjure up all the colour, heat and passion of the Spanish setting.

Scottish Opera's chorus and their Movember quest

Scottish Opera's chorus and their Movember quest

The barber himself may find himself a little less busy than usual too: as half of the 18-strong male chorus are currently in the midst of the annual Movember charity fundraising campaign – although there’s a rumour some may be raiding Scottish Opera’s makeup and props department to get a head start…

There’s even an app for your iPhone to allow you to join in the moustachioed operatic fun – Tache Tag lets you see how you would look with a magnificent set of whiskers worthy of a 19th century Spanish gentleman!

The Barber of Seville has already delighted audiences and gained glowing reviews during its run at Glasgow, Inverness and Aberdeen. Now Edinburgh audiences have the chance to enjoy what promises to be an enjoyable and colourful production (with some real moustaches!)

More details are on the Scottish Opera and Edinburgh Festival Theatre websites

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