The Barber of Saville – Royal Opera House ScreeningSun 19 Feb 2023
WHEN DARKNESS FALLS A brand-new spine-chilling ghost story that delivers a twisted, terrifying, and thrilling tale Find out more
When Darkness Falls is a brand-new spine-chilling ghost story that delivers a twisted, terrifying, and thrilling tale that will “leave you cowering in your seat.” (The Guardian) Some people believe in ghosts. Some don’t. Since their existence is not proved beyond all possible doubt, to many they remain folklore: the stuff of legend. Spooky Tales of beasts and spirits, spectres, and ghouls. But to many others, ghosts are quite real.
When Rosina falls in love with amysterious young suitorwho calls himself Lindoro, she must use all her cunning –and a little help from her local barber –to outwit her calculating guardian Dr Bartolo.Expect heart-melting serenades, ridiculous disguises and a fairytale ending waiting just out of reach. From the barber’s famous opening number ‘Largo al factotum,’ with its cry of ‘Figaro!Figaro!,’to Rosina’s feisty aria ‘Una voce poco fa,’ Gioachino Rossini’s comic opera is a riotously entertaining affair. Rafael Payare makes his Royal Opera House debut conducting an outstanding internationalcast that includes Andrzej Filończyk, Aigul Akhmetshina, Lawrence Brownleeand Bryn Terfel.
Music: Gioachino RossiniLibretto: Cesare Sterbini
Directors: Moshe LeiserandPatrice Caurier
Set designer: Christian Fenouillat
Costume designer: Agostino Cavalca
Lighting designer: Christophe Forey
Conducted by: Rafael PayareRosina:Aigul AkhmetshinaFigaro:Andrzej FilończykCount Almaviva:Lawrence BrownleeDon Basilio:Bryn TerfelDoctor Bartolo:Fabio CapitanucciBerta:Ailish TynanFiorello:Josef Jeongmeen Ahn
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Language: Sung in Italian with English subtitles
Running time: 3 hours and 45 minutes (including one interval)
A warworn Macbeth is told by three sisters that he is fated to become King of Scotland so beginning a series of events that lead to the destruction of Kings, friends and souls as he, and his Lady, try to cling to the tainted crown. Enjoy this classic tale as portrayed by William Shakespeare with sorcery, ghostly apparitions and spectacular sword fights!