Sunday, January 9, 2011

The Barber of Seville - Eric Vigner (Albanian)

Even in an opera as well known as The Barber of Seville, it is great to have subtitles flashing across the top of the stage when the production is in Albanian.

While Eric Vigner and his CDDB - Theatre of Lorient, National Drama Centre, France and National Theater of Tirana, Albania did a good job, I was expecting an opera performance, so this was a bit of a let down. This perofrmance was more of a play with a few odd couplets being and there.

The sets were beautiful and I loved the multi functionality of what seemed like a simple white wall. The performers were also good, but I was expecting more.

The story of The Barber of Seville revolves around Count Almaviva in love with Rosine who is being hid away in a tower by her avaricious guardian Doctor Bartholo. The Count enlists the help of an acquaintance of his Figaro - who has access to the house by virtue of being a barber.

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