Your Guide to Rossini's The Barber of SevilleBy COC StaffPosted in 19/20
There’s a reason this comedy has stood the test of time! The Barber of Seville is an infectious comic opera with genuine laughs. Rooted in the commedia dell’arte street theatre tradition, with zany stock characters and over-the-top scenarios, the addition of carnival and circus traditions adds a lot of extra fun!
Your Guide to Humperdinck's Hansel & GretelBy COC StaffPosted in 19/20
Hansel & Gretel, the opera, was created by a pair of real-life siblings, looking to create some holiday entertainment for their family.
Composer Engelbert Humperdinck was asked by his sister, Adelheid Wette, to come up with some short songs, based on the Brothers Grimm fairytale, for her children to perform during their Christmas puppet show.
From Spain to Springfield: The Music of The Barber of SevilleBy COC StaffPosted in 19/20
Even if you’ve never seen the opera, you might find yourself wondering, “Where have I heard that before?” So let’s take a look at just a few of the countless familiar cartoons, TV shows, movies and more that have helped solidify Barber as one of the world’s most popular operas.
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