Ever since its premiere in 1816, the two-act opera Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioachino Rossini continues to be one of the most beloved opera buffa after two centuries. The libretto was based on Pierre Beaumarchais's French comedy of the same title, Le Barbier de Séville. The lighthearted music propels a story revolving around the witty barber Figaro who plays a matchmaker for a young couple amongst hilarious and farcical plots. The innovatory Danish director, Martin Lyngbo, converts the 19th century opera setting into a 20th century black-and-white film style. In addition to the fast-paced fun physical on the stage, the internationally renowned conductor LIO Kuokman and the National Symphony Orchestra are invited to join the production and together, their new interpretation of an opera classic offers the audience a feast for eyes and ears.
Forestillingen er en lille perle i munter opfindsomhed og teatret har fuldstændig ret: den kan og bør ses af alle som et kærkomment intermezzo i det liv vi lever, et minde om hvor god de bedste komedier egentlig er...Ascolta
...stadig lige underholdende. Publikum var ved repremieren henrykte... Kulturkupeen
National Symphony Orchestra (NSO)
Founded in 1986, the Taiwan Philharmonic, also known as the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) at home, has been hailed as one of the best orchestras in Asia. Under the leadership of artistic advisor Jun Märkl since August 2021, the NSO aspires to resonate throughout the world as the cultural ambassador of Taiwan. As the orchestra affiliated with the National Performing Arts Center, the NSO performs throughout Taiwan, but also tours regularly overseas, having performed in such musical centers as Paris, Vienna, Berlin, Tokyo, and Los Angeles. The NSO works regularly with internationally acclaimed conductors and soloists like Lorin Maazel, Luciano Pavarotti, Mirella Freni, and Mstislav Rostropovich. The orchestra’s extensive and varied activities include much chamber music, work with dance companies, opera productions, and events at nursing homes, mountain villages, and underprivileged communities.
Newly founded in 2020, the NTT Choir consists of members recruited through open auditions. Members receive professional vocal and stage training, and will take part in the National Taichung Theater’s opera productions.
The Royal Danish Theatre
Founded in 1748, the Royal Danish Theater first served as the theatre of the king, and then as the theatre of the country. It is now the national Danish performing arts institution overseen by the Danish Ministry of Culture. Under the administration of the Royal Danish Theatre, Copenhagen Opera House houses its own resident opera singers, chorus and orchestra, and its objectives are to ensure the staging of refreshing opera performances.
Conductor / LIO Kuokman
Director / Martin Lyngbo
Dramaturg / Henrik Engelbrecht
Set & Costume Design / Rikke Juellund
Lighting Design / Ulrik Gad
Choreographer / Kristjan Ingimarsson
Vocal Coach / HSU Chia-chi
Rehearsal Pianist / WU Yu-ju
Figaro / Ilhun JUNG
Rosina / WENG Jo-pei
Count Almaviva / LEE Shih-Chao
Don Bartolo / Martin NG
Basilio / Julian LO
Berta / LAI Chueh-yu
Notario & Officer / TSAI Zheng-cheng
National Symphony Orchestra
Co-production with The Royal Danish Theatre
Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioachino Rossini
Approx. 165 minutes with a 20-minute intermission
Performed in Italian with Chinese and English surtitles
歐舒丹 L'OCCITANE EN PROVENCE
※ Approx. 165 minutes with a 20-minute intermission
※ Performed in Italian with Chinese and English surtitles