2007-02-23 Il Barbiere di Siviglia (G. Rossini), Den Norske Opera

Almaviva = Juan José Lopera
Rosina = Virginia Tola
Figaro = Tom Erik Lie
Dr. Bartolo = Jonathan Veira
Don Basilio = Carsten Stabell
Berta = Toril Carlsen
Fiorello = Stevica Krajinonic
Ambrogio = Huw Reynolds
Notario / Rag doll = Martin Hasselgren
Police Officer = Petter Fegran

Tobias Ringberg, conductor

Regi - Francois de Carpentries
Dramaturg - Karine van Hercke
Scenografi - Emmanuel Clolus
Kostymer - Karine van Hercke
Lysdesign - Pierre Berthomé
Kormester - Steffen Kammler

Opera i 2 akter av Gioacchino Rossini
- Libretto: Cesare Sterbini

Premiere: 23/2
Øvrige spilledager: 24/2,26/2, 28/2,1/3, 2/3, 3/3,4/3, 19/3, 22/3, 27/3
Spilletid: ca 2 t og 45 min
Fremføres på italiensk
Norske overtekster

Musikalsk ledelse: Tobias Ringberg

Den Norske Operas kor
Den Norske Operas orkester

Produksjonen er et samarbeid med Opéra National de Lorraine, Nancy

The very famous ouverture beautifully played by the orchestra. At more than one occasion the orchestra stopped for so many seconds that a new listened would have thought the overture suddenly died.  The conductor played the hammer-piano in the recitatives, although the singers were lively, the accompanist made so many extra thrills that it seemed to take forever until a new aria broke out and we could start enjoying ourselves again.  But luckily the drama strong and very good comedy it was too.

Juan Jose Lopera was a wonderful Almaviva, wonderfully sung, acted. Tom Erik Lie was a very young Figaro, very enjoyable and humorous and a great voice. Doctor Bartolo was fully embodied with Jonathan Veira, a great singer and actor. Don Basilio was also wonderfully played and sung by Carsten Harboe Stabell. It was very sad that role of Berta has so little to sing but Toril Carlson sang Berta's aria wonderfully, what a wonderful warm soprano voice she has.  Virginia Tola sang Rosina as mezzo soprano, beautiful sung and acted but she seemed to have a little voice compared to the other singers.  Maybe she did not dare sing out too much.

The opera started at 1900 and ended at approx. 2200. And so my parents took the 2250 bus home. If we had come to late for that one, we would have to wait until 0050, 2 more hours.

The second act of il Barbiere was such a lot of fun, that I used many more muscles in my face than usual. "pace e gioia" . Juan Jose Lopera as the monk Don Alonso, hilarious...
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