Wilton's

Presented by Charles Court Opera

12th March to 23rd March . Tue - Sat 7:30PM / Thu & Sat matinees 2:30PM .
£12.50 - £30 full price | £10 - £27.50 concession
By Gioachino Rossini.

Press for CCO:
★★★★ 'Superbly sung' Evening Standard
★★★★ 'Wickedly funny' The Guardian

'Nothing short of inspired...  sheer magic... this is what opera is all about.'
 
The Arbuturian

Charles Court Opera make a welcome return to Wilton’s with a sizzling production of Rossini’s comic masterpiece, The Barber of Seville, which has been given a thoroughly inventive CCO twist and transported to the Wild West.

The famed Figaro has emigrated and finds Count Almaviva, disguised as a cowboy, in Bartolo’s Old Western saloon bar, sighing over the beautiful Rosina as she serenades the snoozing regulars. Cue bad disguises, barbering, and bar brawls in this perfect production for Wilton’s.

Rossini’s fizzing musical score and witty character illustrations in this delicious adaption cannot fail to exhilarate. Whether furtive or frenzied, restrained or reckless, The Barber of Seville truly is comedy in opera, with every nuance exploited.

The production is directed by CCO’s Artistic Director, John Savournin, whose previous productions at Wilton’s include Patience and Express G&S. It is sung in a sparkling English version written by CCO’s Musical Director, David Eaton.

'...the audience laughed and laughed... clever… beautifully sung... ingenious…' The Fine Times Recorder

Cast includes: 
Figaro: Jonathan Eyers
Count Almaviva:
Joseph Doody (12th - 13th, 15th - 20th, 22nd - 23rd)
John Gyeantey (14th (mat & eve), 21st (mat & eve))
Rosina:
Meriel Cunningham (12th, 14th (eve), 16th (mat and eve), 20th, 21st (mati), 23rd (eve))
Samantha Price (13th, 14th (mat), 15th, 19th, 21st (eve), 22nd, 23rd (mat))
Bartolo: Matthew Kellett
Basilio: Hugo Herman-Wilson
Berta: Ellie Largharne
Fiorello / Officer:  Arthur Bruce

Production Team:
Director: John Savournin
Musical Director & Librettist: David Eaton
Set and Costume Designers: Good Teeth
Lighting Designer: Ben Pickersgill

Running time: Approx. 2 hours 20 minutes, including interval
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