Photo Flash: First Look at Rehearsals of Pinchgut Opera's Production of THE CHIMNEY SWEEP
Pinchgut Opera is celebrating Christmas in July as they present The Chimney Sweep by Salieri. Now it's only six months between drinks! You no longer have to wait a full 12 months to hear Pinchgut do what they do best as they bring you two productions in 2014. More information about tickets can be found below. Check out a first look!
An Italian chimney sweep seduces the women of the household in which he works, in order to bargain for his future. Composed by Antonio Salieri, The Chimney Sweep is a sexy, fun comedy filled with characters all shamelessly indulging their appetites.
Bribery and blackmail, anarchic domestic affairs, and venality reigns. But most of all, more wonderful music from the 18th century that you've probably never heard before.
The Chimney Sweep (Der Rauchfangkehrer) gives Pinchgut audiences another opportunity to hear a rarely performed opera. And for those whose knowledge of Salieri comes from the excellent film Amadeus, Pinchgut is compelled to report that much of the story in the film is nonsense. Mozart's murderer? Pah! Pinchgut's production of The Chimney Sweep will restore Salieri's good name, and his music!
Erin Helyard - conductor
Mark Gaal - director
Orchestra of the Antipodes
Tickets are $80 - $125 for adults. Buy them here.
Photo Credit: Bridget Elliot and Anna McMichael
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