Opera

Il barbiere di Siviglia

The Barber of Seville
Gioachino Rossini (1792 – 1868)
Opera in two acts
Sung in Italian, with German surtitles
Libretto: Cesare Sterbini, based on "Le barbier de Séville" by Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais
Premiere: 1816 in Rome
Fr, 11.09.2020
Grosses Haus19:30
Barber, poet, schemer, matchmaker and general town factotum: no challenge seems too big or small for Figaro. And when he decides to bring Rosina and Almaviva together against Bartolo's better wishes, chaos is certainly on his side. Rossini's setting of the first part of Beaumarchais' delightful Figaro trilogy is alive with comedy and sparkling compositional wit, yet it foreshadows the more socially critical undertones which become more apparent in Mozart's setting of the second part, "Le nozze di Figaro". This production marks actor-director Tilo Nest's ("Tyll", "Schockheaded Peter") fist foray into opera direction.

PREMIERE 5 September 2020
Figaro Triple
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Cast

Conductor Konrad Junghänel
Director Tilo Nest
Stage Designer Gisbert Jäkel
Costume Designer Anne Buffetrille, Mirjam Ruschka
Lighting Designer Andreas Frank
Chorus Master Albert Horne
Dramaturgy Katja Leclerc
Count Almaviva Ioan Hotea
Bartolo Thomas de Vries
Rosina Silvia Hauer
Figaro Christopher Bolduc
Basilio Young Doo Park
Berta Michelle Ryan
Fiorillo Julian Habermann
Officer Aldomir Mollov
Ambrosio / Notary Thomas Braun
Chor & Statisterie des Hessischen Staatstheaters Wiesbaden, Hessisches Staatsorchester Wiesbaden