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Gioachino Rossini
The Barber of Seville

The Barber of Seville is perfect for a summer’s night – bright and sprightly music combined with entertaining theatre. Fashion designer Teemu Muurimäki’s enchantingly exuberant yet super stylish costumes, eye-catching sets, Kari Heiskanen’s visionary direction and Rossini’s musical mastery go together like celebrations and champagne.

The success of the performance is ensured by a fresh cast of soloists and the conductor Evelino Pidò, an expert on Italian opera. The highly demanded young mezzo-soprano Annalisa Stroppa has found her ideal role as Rosina. ”I’ve discovered we have much in common. Rosina is young, full of life, decisive and open to where life takes her,” she says. Rosina is courted by Count Almaviva, whose role is performed by Finland’s number one tenor, the internationally acclaimed Tuomas Katajala.

Note: This production contains some nudity

Conductor Evelino Pidò
Director Kari Heiskanen
Sets Antti Mattila
Costumes Teemu Muurimäki
Lighting design William Iles
Chorus master Matti Hyökki

Info Info

July 11 (premiere)
July 16., 22 & 24, 2020 at 19

Tickets from 95 €

Language: Italian
Surtitles in Finnish and English
Duration: approx. 3 hrs, incl. one interval

Cast including
Annalisa Stroppa, Waltteri Torikka, Tuomas Katajala, Roberto de Candia, Michele Pertusi, Päivi Pylvänäinen

Savonlinna Opera Festival Choir
Savonlinna Opera Festival Orchestra