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Lyric Opera presents Il Signor Bruschino
June 8, 2016 @ 7:30 pm
Escape the dreary Melbourne weather this June as Lyric Opera of Melbourne takes you on a Roman holiday with Il Signor Bruschino – a sparkling one-act comedy by the beloved Italian composer Gioachino Rossini.
This early work of Rossini was composed for an intimate Venice theatre in 1813 and will be right at home at Chapel off Chapel in Prahran.
The comedy unravels as two lovers attempt to deceive their elders in order to marry… with more plot twists than a bowl of spaghetti. The production will be sung in English so that everyone can enjoy the comedy.
This tale of intentionally-mistaken identity will be brought to the stage by an exciting team of young Melbourne theatre makers led by Lara Kerestes, under the mentorship of director Suzanne Chaundy as part of the inaugural Opera Director’s Workshop.
Rossini’s score is packed with vivacious and inventive music performed by an exceptional Melbourne cast led by Shanul Sharma, the former thrash metal singer who returns to Lyric Opera after his success in Werther. The cast also includes much loved Lyric Opera artists Rebecca Rashleigh, Bruce Raggatt and Matt Thomas. The chamber orchestra will be conducted by Lyric Opera’s Artistic Director, Pat Miller.
At just over an hour in length, Lyric Opera’s brand new production will be a great night at the theatre for first time and seasoned opera goers alike.
Il Signor Bruschino is showing Monday 6th, Wednesday 8th, Thursday 9th and Saturday 11th June at 7.30pm and Sunday 12th June at 2.30pm, at Chapel off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel St, Prahran.
Tickets can be purchased here or by calling 03 8290 7000 and start from only $29, making opera accessible for everyone.