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The Barber of Seville comes to Congleton’s Clonter Opera Theatre

15 July 2021 to 24 July 2021Visit websiteBook tickets

If you have never been to an opera before, this truly could not come more highly recommended. And this of all times, offering something amusing, escapist, and with some glorious music. What more could you wish for! A jolly good romp.

This production of Rossini’s “sizzling” comic opera, the Barber of Seville, will highlight the use of disguise as a means to find confidence, acceptance and status, and the clash of old-fashioned perceptions of femininity colliding with the modern age. 

The opera will be set in a psychological space, where time and locations rotate quickly from stifling comfortable confinement to a Barber’s shop where fresh ideas and invention proliferate.

The opera will be sung in Italian with specially adapted English sur-titles. 7 Artists will perform in 6 fully staged performances.

Henry Neill performed the role of Figaro in Clonter’s production of The Marriage of Figaro in 2017, and Clonter couldn’t be more delighted that he will be returning to perform this character again, in the first of the Beaumarchais trilogy of Figaro comedies..

‘Henry Neill (Figaro) stood out from the opening scene’

Extract from The Arts Desk, 24 July 2017 – Article by Robert Beale



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