The Barber of Seville

Gioachino Rossini

Due to the pandemic situation and the uncertainties around large events, we must give up on all our opera performances in July 2021. 

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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 experts on Italian repertoire. Rosina is courted by Count Almaviva, whose role is performed by Finland’s number one tenor, the internationally acclaimed Tuomas Katajala.

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Team

  • Conductor

    Michele Gamba

  • Director

    Kari Heiskanen

  • Set designer

    Antti Mattila

  • Costume designer

    Teemu Muurimäki

  • Lighting designer

    William Iles

  • Chorus master

    Matti Hyökki

  • Savonlinna Opera Festival Choir
    Savonlinna Opera Festival Orchestra

  • Language

    Italian

  • Subtitles

    Finnish and English

  • Duration

    3 hr, incl. one interval

Cast

Annalisa Stroppa
Rosina
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Tuomas Katajala
Count Almaviva
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Roberto de Candia
Figaro
Waltteri Torikka
Bartolo
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Michele Pertusi
Basilio
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Kristian Lindroos
Fiorello
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Päivi Pylvänäinen
Berta
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Roman Chervinko
Officer
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