Gioachino Rossini

Il barbiere di Siviglia

mixed opera 12 premiere

June 29., Saturday 20:00

Margaret Island Open Air Stage

Opera in two acts, in Italian, with Hungarian and English surtitles

It is safe to say that one of the most beloved and most performed works in the comic opera genre is Gioachino Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia. Thus, it cannot be missing from the OPERA repertoire. In the 2023/24 season we will see the revival of Csaba Káel's previous staging, which was originally performed in Szombathely in the summer of 2016 and then at Müpa Budapest, but only for a few times. The director, who has already entertained audiences at the Opera House, the Erkel Theatre, and the Eiffel Art Studios with numerous other productions, places this work in the silent film era, magnifying the humorous situations in a lighter and endlessly witty musical setting. The production also seeks to dust off the centuries-old traditions of performance and to present the opera in its original freshness. “This slight modernity of this 19th-century piece was much needed, it made it so much more enjoyable and digestible” reads one audience review. The opera will be performed at Margaret Island Open-Air Theatre and then at the Opera House from the subsequent season.

Details

Location
Margaret Island Open Air Stage
Date
June 29, 2024
Start time
8 p.m.
End time
11 p.m.
Libretto based on Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais's play by
Cesare Sterbini
Director
Csaba Káel
Set designer
Éva Szendrényi
Costume designer
Anikó Németh
Chorus director
Gábor Csiki

Events

Premiere: June 29, 2024

Margaret Island Open Air Stage