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On Sunday Night at the Opera: a favourite, The Barber of Seville (which opens Jan. 19 at the COC!)

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Joshua Hopkins in Glimmerglass’ 2018 production of Barber of Seville. Photo: Karli Cadel 

January 12, 2020

Get your refresher tonight on the ins and outs of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville in advance of the Canadian Opera Company’s winter production! Host Alexa Petrenko’s guest is the brilliant young Canadian baritone Joshua Hopkins who starred as Figaro when this funny opera came to the Four Seasons Centre a few years ago. They will talk plot, vocal technique, staging, and how to sing a thousand syllables a second when the score calls for it!

The COC’s production of The Barber of Seville opens a week from today, Sunday, January 29 at 2 pm, at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.  This version stars Vito Priante as Figaro; full cast listing below. For tickets and info, please click here.  This is a terrific opera for the novice opera goer as well as seasoned fans.

Figaro Vito Priante
Rosina Emily D’Angelo
Almaviva Santiago Ballerini
Bartolo Renato Girolami
Basilio Brandon Cedel
Berta Simona Genga
Fiorello Joel Allison
Officer Vartan Gabrielian

Sunday Night at the Opera with host Alexa Petrenko airs at 9 pm on The New Classical FM.

 

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