Portland Opera To Go: THE BARBER OF SEVILLE

Portland Opera To Go, Portland Opera’s annual Northwest tour, will feature the world premiere of an innovative bilingual adaptation of Rossini’s THE BARBER OF SEVILLE as its 2015 offering.  Created by stage director Kristine McIntyre, the 50-minute adaptation will be performed in Spanish and English, demonstrating the power of love to triumph over adversity of every kind.

It’s love at first sight for Rosina and Almaviva, but there’s one very big tangle: she speaks only Spanish while he speaks only English. Worse yet, her uncle Bartolo is plotting to marry her off to one of his old, old, old cronies in a day or two. There’s just one man who can unsnarl this mess…

And presto! Here’s Figaro, Seville’s most important man-about-town. (Just ask him; he’ll tell you so himself, in one of opera’s most famous arias!) Proving that even love sometimes requires a little translation, the bilingual barber uses his razor-sharp wit to cut through the confusion, tying up all the matrimonial loose ends in a delightful blend of zany comedy and effervescent music.