THE BARBER OF BYTOWN - a madcap opers for kids and families!
Adapted by Ann Hodges
Opera Lyra Ottawa premieres a special adaptation of The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini for Ottawa/Gatineau audiences called The Barber of Bytown. This madcap production, sung in English, is aimed at elementary school students and their families. It features artists from the Opera Lyra Opera Studio, a program that prepares young Canadian singers for successful careers in opera. Colourful sets, costumes and piano accompaniment. Lively Q& A with cast follows every performance.
It’s Rossini revisited!! The Barber of Bytowntakes Figaro from his usual home in Seville, Spain, to Porcupine Lake, Ontario, at the turn of the 20th century. The Porcupine Gold Rush is on and prospectors seek and lose their fortunes as Figaro, a barber and jack-of-all-trades, endeavours to bring the young Al together with his lady love Rosie despite the devious dealings of the dastardly innkeeper, Bart.
For more information see - Barber of Bytown description & reviews
For Barber of Bytown school tours - Barber of Bytown School Tour Brochure
For Study Guide - The Barber of Bytown Study Guide
Elementary School shows:
October 17, 18, 19, 20, 2011 – 10:00 am & 1:00 p.m.
October 21 - 1:00 p.m. > 50 minutes
Free for elementary schools > NAC 4th Stage
October 15 & 16, 2011 - 1:00 & 3:30 p.m. > 50 minutes
October 21, 2011 - 7:00 p.m. > 50 minutes > National Arts Centre, 4th Stage
Children (under 18) - $15, Adults - $25, Family (2 adults & 2 children) - $60
Let us bring The Barber of Bytown to you! With only a few logistical requirements, you can treat your whole school to the amazing experience of opera. Each performance offers a lively 50-minute show (portable set, costumes & accompanied by piano) in English followed by a short question-and-answer session with the cast. A curriculum-based study guide is provided to teachers to help prepare students for this experience.
October 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 & 31, November 1, 2, 3, 2011
10:00 a.m. and/or 1:00 p.m.> 50 minutes
$500/performance or $900/two performances in one day
Information and to reserve seats > Amy Desrosiers > 613-233-9200 x 231 > email@example.com