Gioachino Rossini

Il barbiere di Siviglia

Commedia in two acts [1816]
Italian
3h incl. intermission
19:30
19:00
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19:30
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19:00
Rossini's classic in the production by one of the most exciting and trail-blazing contemporary Russian directors, Kirill Serebrennikov: a modern game of hide and seek where everyone hides from each other and – above all – from themselves. Love in times of »social media«.
There are strange goings-on behind Doctor Bartolo's back! Recently, his ward Rosina – whom he plans to marry for her sizeable inheritance as soon as possible – seems to be secretly making new friends. A stranger is seeking to conquer Rosina's heart with self-composed songs and all manner of cryptic messages. Even Rosina long remains ignorant of the true identity of this mysterious admirer. But one thing is clear – anything is better than being forever chained to the fusty, grumpy Bartolo. And where there's a will, there's a way – no matter how strange.
Ever since the première of Il barbiere di Siviglia on 20 February 1816 in Rome's Teatro Argentina, Rossini's crazy barber has been racing to and thro – Figaro here! Figaro there! – with uninterrupted verve across the stages of the world. Hard-hearted scheming here encounters romantic yearning for love.
Libretto by Cesare Sterbini / Based on the comedy by Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais
Mon., 21. May 2018, 19:00

Crew

Conductor
Director, stage- and costume design
Stage design
Alexej Tregubov
Video
Ilya Shagalov
Dramaturgy
Lighting

Cast

Il Conte dʼAlmaviva
Basilio
Berta
Fiorillo
An Officer
Jason Steigerwalt
Dancer (Figaro Double)
Etienne Röder, Michael Fernandez, Paul Gerritsen
Vocalconsort Berlin