Event Category: BC’s Best Festivals & Events
The Barber of Seville By Gioachino Rossini
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Sung in Italian with English SURTITLES™ projected above the stage
Evening performances 7:30pm. Matinée performance 2:00pm.
Thursday, February 13, 2020 | Saturday, February 15, 2020 | Thursday, February 20, 2020 | Sunday, February 23, 2020 • matinee
Chase away the February blues with The Barber of Seville, a feast of frivolous fun. Enjoy Figaro’s mischievous escapades as he assists Count Almaviva in prising the beautiful Rosina away from her lecherous guardian, Dr. Bartolo. Rossini’s comic masterpiece fizzes with memorable melodies in an entertaining production that proves that the road to true love is paved with theft, lies, bribery, brawling–and wicked comedy. Canadian stage director Ashlie Corcoran–recently named Artistic Director of the Arts Club Theatre–makes her main stage Vancouver Opera debut. Originally from White Rock, Ashlie is a theatre and opera director who has worked internationally and across Canada at companies such the Canadian Opera Company, the Citadel Theatre, the Shaw Festival and many more. The role of Rosina will be sung by French-Canadian mezzo-soprano Julie Boulianne. Tenor Isaiah Bell, lauded for his performance in the new opera Hadrian at the Canadian Opera Company in 2018, sings the role of Count Almaviva. Sets were designed by Ken MacDonald and costumes by Dana Osborne. Making his Vancouver Opera debut is Canadian Conductor, Nathan Brock. Brock began his career in Montreal under the tutelage of Kent Nagano.