The Barber of Sevilla
The reason Camerata Lírica has chosen this work is its Spanish character and playfulness, as well as for the extraordinary quality of this comic opera.
In this work Rossini portrays Spain’s picaresque, her sun, her storms, her colors, her smell, the way Spanish love, and even Spin’s food, because The Barber of Seville not only sounds, but also smells of Mediterranean food, thyme , Rosemary and oregano, mint, olive oil and a good wine. And in this adaptation for the whole family it shines in all its grandeur and beauty.
This is a very entertaining show. Funny and easy to follow, it achieves the goal to entertain and keep the attention of the entire family in this adaptation of Donizetti’s opera L’Elisir d'Amore, a masterpiece including some of best known musical works such as Una furtiva lacrima (A furtive tear). Dialogues are carried out in Spanish and while all original singing is done in the original language of the opera and accompanied by a simultaneous-translator so the viewer can follow the plot perfectly.
All this, keeping the orthodox forms of opera and a quality always backed by professional high-standard musicians and singers, will not leave indifferent even the most demanding spectator.
Humor in Opera
More than 120 performances all around Spain with a resounding success, and over 35,000 spectators support this show by which Camerata Lirica pays tribute to Mozart, the genius, bringing the genre he loved to the public, with a selection of four of the best and most represented opera buffa of the history of music, Die Zauberflöte (Die Zauberflöte) , Cosi Fan Tutte (So do all), Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) and Elisir d'Amore. The first two composed by Mozart himself and the other two by Rossini and Donizetti two of the genre's most important composers who followed in his wake.
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, one of the great geniuses of music, Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) is a wonderful burst of imagination, both musical and theatrical, and undoubtedly the masterpiece of the genre called Singspiel, (similar to Spanish zarzuela but in classical times), with which the composer manages to take the decisive step towards the long-awaited for great German national opera.