The Center for the Arts offers weekday matinée performances and exhibition tours as a unique field trip opportunity for specific-aged school groups. All of our productions come with learning activities. For details, contact Tim Chapman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-838-1083.
Tickets are $5 each for students and chaperones. Teachers attend for free.
The Barber of Seville, grades 2-6
January 31 | 10:00 am
The Atlanta Opera Studio Tour features Rossini’s delightful and energetic The Barber of Seville. In the town of Seville, it’s love at first sight for Rosina and Almaviva, but there’s one very big tangle: she speaks only Spanish while he speaks only English. Worse yet, her uncle Bartolo is plotting to marry her off to one of his old associates in a day or two. There’s just one man who can unsnarl this mess…And presto! Here’s Figaro, the most important man-about-town. (Just ask him; he’ll tell you so himself, in one of opera’s most famous arias!) Proving that even love sometimes requires a little translation, the bilingual barber uses his razor-sharp wit to cut through the confusion, tying up all the matrimonial loose ends in a delightful blend of zany comedy and effervescent music. Created by stage director Kristine McIntyre, the 45-minute adaptation will be performed in Spanish and English, demonstrating the power of love to triumph over adversity of every kind. The adaptation was originally commissioned by Portland Opera and has also received rave reviews from students and educators in Houston and Fort Worth, TX.