The Barber of Seville - Tessitoura Opera
Tessitoura will put on a special performance of Rossini's comic opera The Barber of Seville in support of Above & Beyond. Come and enjoy opera in a completely new, exciting and unusual way!
The performance takes place on Friday 21 July at St Matthew's Church in Kingsdown, Bristol BS6 5TB.
Doors open at 7:00pm for a 7:30pm performance.
Tickets are £20 and include interval refreshments of strawberries and fizz.
All proceeds go to Above & Beyond and you can buy your tickets here.
Tessitoura was founded in 2010 and has since gone from strength to strength. The idea was to create an opera experience for opera lovers and novices alike, performed in unusual venues by experienced performers and aspiring young singers, accompanied by a small chamber orchestra.
The Barber of Seville
Two hundred and one years old, but still as light and fresh as candy floss!
Rossini's take on the story by Pierre Beaumarchais revolving around Figaro. His opera is lively and vivacious, pouring onto the staves from his pen in under a month.
A recycled overture? A disastrous premier? A mob of thugs to cause trouble from the start? Is that the plot? No, a glimpse of the reality of the first production in Rome.
But, the opera is a triumph from the first beat of the baton to the last glittering notes, a musical delight with a plot as sticky as spun sugar!
All the elements are there; a noble count who loves a lady but wants her to love him for himself - not his money. A grumpy Dr, guardian to the lady, who desires her for a bride and for her dowry. A canny factotum or 'jack-of-all-trades' who is no fool. A dour hypocrite to help the Dr in his quest but who's easily bribed. And, the lady herself, a feisty ragazza trapped in the house with just a pen and paper for weapons!
Climb aboard the rollercoaster ride, pull faces in the hall of mirrors, grab a candy floss, then take your seat. Enjoy!
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