24 Jun 2016

Barber of Seville Bursts onto Empire Theatre Stage

Celebrating the bicentennial of its debut performance this year, Opera Queensland’s The Barber of Seville will appear at the Empire Theatre on the August 24.

 An iconic opera, The Barber of Seville follows an assortment of eccentric and animated characters weaved into a love story of comedic proportions.

 The story follows the charming Count Almaviva and the beautiful maiden Rosina in a tale about love at first sight, scheming guardians, and helpful barbers with ‘fool proof’ schemes intending to unite the two lovers once and for all.  

 200 years on and Gioacchino Rossini’s masterpiece of music, comedy and romance is still captivating audiences.

 Charismatic and titillating characters like neighbourhood barber Figaro have ensured the opera is still relevant and appreciated by contemporary audiences.

 Opera Queensland promises a modern, fun and intricately designed stage show that will transport the story into the 21st century.

 Directed by Lindy Hume and featuring a fabulous cast of Queensland artists including former OperaQ Young Artist Brett Carter, and audience favourites Andrew Collis, Virgilio Marino, Shaun Brown and Emily Burke, The Barber of Seville will also have around a 30 piece choir made up of talented Toowoomba performers when it shows at the Empire Theatre.

 Whether it’s your first time at the opera or your 100th, The Barber of Seville, with its endearing characters and infectious charm, is sure to delight audiences of all ages.

 Get ready for a rollicking fiesta of sunny Seville madness as Rossini’s razor-sharp musical wit is celebrated like never before.

 For more information or to book your tickets, please contact the Empire Theatre on 1300 655 299 or visit www.empiretheatre.com.au