Cape Town Opera's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE to Support 'Movember'
The nimblest barber in Seville, Figaro, is the go-to man for a close shave. And there will be close shaves a-plenty this Movember when Figaro helps the love-struck Count Almaviva rescue his sweetheart Rosina from the captivity imposed by her nasty guardian Dr Bartolo in Rossini's The Barber of Seville, presented by the international award-winning Cape Town Opera in collaboration with the UCT Opera School.
On stage at Artscape from 20 - 24 November 2013, The Barber of Seville brings Cape Town Opera's 2013 season to a high-spirited conclusion in a new production by Christine Crouse and Maestro Kamal Khan. This hilarious opera buffa is Cape Town Opera's hair-raising contribution to the month of 'Movember' with cast members and conductor Kamal Khan sporting moustaches in support of their "Mo-Bros and Sistas" as they join the Movember Testicular and Prostate Cancer Awareness campaign.
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.
The production takes on a Cuban feel that spills 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.
And there's more .... at every performance 75 lucky couples 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. Plus, the odd appearance from a celebrity or two will add even more surprise to The Barber of Seville.
From Movember and moustaches to collaborations with UCT Opera School and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, to signature character-named cocktails there's close shaves a plenty in the Barber of Seville, Cape Town Opera's hilarious opera buffa. There's not to be missed knockabout humour with music of great virtuosity and brilliance with knockout performances by a multi-talented cast. Get your next close shave this Movember with The Barber of Seville. Book now at Computicket. For further information visit: www.capetownopera.co.za.
To support Movember as a Mo Bro or Mo Sista, register on www.movember.com and help raise funds and awareness for prostate and testicular cancer programmes conducted by the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA).
Photo credit: Bernard Bruwer.