Production sponsored by Francis Price & Marguerite Trussler
Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 87 Ave., Edmonton
Sung in Italian with projected English translation
Approximate run time: 2 hours and 40 minutes, including one 20-minute intermission
Rossini's chattering rhythms lend themselves well to an opera plot that styles itself a cut above the rest. On a 1940s film studio backlot, Almaviva hopes to win the heart of the film starlet Rosina, but he must first contend with the movie studio owner Bartolo, who also hopes to marry Rosina. Luckily, the meddlesome hair stylist Figaro provides plenty of distraction to make sure the girl ends up with the right guy. Allison Grant, who previously directed Die Fledermaus in the 2013/14 season, returns to direct this stylish comedy with catchy melodies.