Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Strong ensemble cast gives fizz to Glyndebourne's touring Barber

Laura Verrecchia (Rosina) & Tobias Greenhalgh (Figaro)
© Bill Cooper

Glyndebourne Tour 2017

Ben Gernon (Conductor)
Annabel Arden (Director)
Sinéad O'Neill (Revival Director)
Joanna Parker (Designer)

Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra
Glyndebourne Chorus

Laura Verrecchia (Rosina)
© Bill Cooper
Michael Wallace (Fiorello)
Jack Swanson (Count Almaviva)
Tobias Greenhalgh (Figaro)
Laura Verrecchia (Rosina)
Marco Filippo Romano (Dr Bartolo)
Janis Kelly (Berta)
Anatoli Sivko (Basilio)
Adam Marsden (Officer)

Joffre Caraben van der Meer (Actor)
Steve Johnstone (Actor)
Maxime Nourissat (Actor)

Sunday 8 October 2017

Glyndebourne, East Sussex

Anatoli Sivko (Basilio) &
Marco Filippo Romano (Dr Bartolo)
© Bill Cooper
Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia
(Libretto by Cesare Sterbini)
Sung in Italian with English supertitles

'Pleasing to the eye and entertaining throughout'.

'Laura Verrecchia (Rosina) has a full, rounded mezzo voice, yet is still agile enough to negotiate Rossini’s fiendish coloratura'.

'(Tobias Greenhalgh's) Figaro had swagger, but was utterly charming from the outset, proving to be the linchpin of a strong ensemble cast'.

'In an enjoyable if somewhat incoherent production, ... it is the team of lead singers that shine here, with Tobias Greenhalgh standing out as one to watch'.

Read my full review on Bachtrack here.