This July, Scherzo will stage its first opera: The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini.
A young team of performers and creatives will present a production which explores the origins of Rossini's classic opera buffa by drawing on traditions of Bel Canto and Commedia dell'Arte, with costumes evocative of the late 18th century.
The old miser Bartolo wants to marry his ward (the beautiful young Rosina) and he’s determined to do it before his staging of “The Useless Precaution” is through. Little does he know that his embittered handyman, Figaro, has been paid off by the young Count Almaviva, who also wants Rosina’s hand in marriage. Together they are working with the chorus to sabotage Bartolo’s plan, and secure Almaviva his bride.