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The Adventures of Figaro

13 March - 23 August
Queensland Regional Tour

The Adventures of Figaro

Based on Rossini’s Barber of Seville. A new OperaQ performing version by Lindy Hume and Craig Allister Young

The Adventures of Figaro is a high-energy, colourful riot of sunny-Spanish madness in which performers sing, dance, act and play their way through a 90 minute version of Rossini’s much-loved opera, The Barber of Seville.

This madcap tale follows a lively Figaro as he attempts to help Count Almaviva (his former boss) rescue Rosina (the Count’s crush) from the romantic sights of the doddery Doctor Bartolo.

OperaQ’s Lindy Hume will direct her adventurous and dynamic new adaptation of Rossini’s much loved opera, The Barber of Seville accompanied by an effervescent new musical arrangement by Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s Craig Allister Young.

The Adventures of Figaro features celebrated Queensland performers including Jason Barry-Smith in the title role as the famous barber, a dynamic ensemble of four singers and three musicians and renowned actor Sandro Colarelli as the frazzled servant Fiorello. This fast-paced, vibrant work performed in English is perfect for opera lovers and new comers alike.

Director: Lindy Hume
Musical Arrangement: Craig Allister Young
Costume Designer: Karen Cochet

CAST
Figaro: Jason Barry-Smith
Rosina: Ashleigh Crane
Count Almaviva: Jaewoo Kim
Dr Bartolo: Matthew Broadbent
Fiorello: Sandro Colarelli

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