BARBER OF SEVILLE on the Opera Stage in Cape Town
The nimblest barber in Seville, Figaro, is the go-to man for a close shave. And there will be close shaves a-plenty when Figaro helps the love-struck Count Almaviva rescue his sweetheart Rosina from the captivity imposed by her nasty guardian Dr Bartolo.
The 2013 opera season in Cape Town comes to a high-spirited conclusion with Rossini's evergreen comic classic in a new production by Christine Crouse and maestro Kamal Khan. Cape Town Opera's design team has collaborated with the final year Surface Design students from CPUT to create a bright and visually appealing production: audience members are in for a real treat with some very clever design elements being added to the set. 75 lucky couples at every performance stand a chance to win an On-stage Passport, affording them the opportunity to meet the cast members and look at the set after the show.
The production takes on a Cuban feel which will spill over into the foyers, with lounges featuring a Cuban-inspired Cocktail Happy Hour between 18:15 and 19:15. This "Seville Happy Hour" will boast signature cocktails Figaro, Bartolo and Rosina, on sale at R25 each. THE BARBER OF SEVILLE cast members and conductor Kamal Khan will sport moustaches in support of their "Mo-Bros and Sistas" and join the Movember Testicular and Prostate Cancer Awareness campaign.
THE BARBER OF SEVILLE runs at the Artscape Opera House from 20 - 24 November 2013. Tickets, costing from R100 - R175, are available through Computicket. Follow Cape Town Opera on Facebook for more information about this exciting production.