FilmBar To Screen ‘Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)’ Opera
If the new year has inspired you to step out of your comfort zone and expand your musical horizons by exploring different genres, then FilmBar is here to support you.
On the third Friday of the month, the local cinema-bar venue hosts opera night featuring recorded live performances of popular operas shown on the big screen. Hosted in partnership with Arizona Opera, attendees can enjoy a glass of wine as part of the complimentary tasting in the lounge (from 7 P.M. to 9 P.M., while supplies last) and wood-fired pizza from Focoso Pizza food truck.
The first Opera at FilmBar of 2015 is a screening of Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) to be held next Friday, Jan. 16. This Gioacchino Rossini two-act Italian opera was conducted by Carlo Montanaro and directed by Damiano Michieletto. It stars René Barberam, Karine Deshayes, Dalibor Jenis and Carlo Lepore.
Undoubtedly the most famous opera buffa in the history of music and an eternal source of delight, Rossini’s remarkable opera was composed in only a few weeks. Although the premiere, performed on February 10, 1816 in Rome was a resounding flop, the opera was quickly revived on February 22, when “The Barber” received rapturous applause.Indeed, how could Rossini have escaped this initial resistance? He pitted the old world against the new, authoritarianism against liberty! With its incredible verve and youthful cheer, this was the work that built Rossini’s brilliant international reputation.
Tickets are only $12 and the event is open to all ages. For more information or to purchase admission, visit the FilmBar event page