Opera Quanta from Colombia presents version of “The Barber of Seville” with digital animation
Opera Quanta premieres at the Teatro Libre de Chapinero (Bogotá) a version of the opera that makes use of 3D digital animation technology, in which real and animated characters interact on stages projected by video mapping.
Opera Quanta presents from May 19 at the Teatro Libre de Chapinero, a free and abridged adaptation of The Barber of Seville by the Italian Gioachino Rossini, under the general and art direction of Adriana Rojas, the musical direction of Oscar Vargas and the stage direction Natalia Campos.
The most famous opera buffa in history, in this Opera Quanta production, is starring the baritone Erwin Barrera, the tenor Manuel Franco and the mezzo-soprano Daniela Rivera, who share the stage with more than twenty artists on stage, including musicians and singers, that will alternate with animated comic characters and the special narration of Andrés Ospina. A unique and innovative immersive experience that makes use of technology and new languages to bring opera closer to diverse audiences.
The Barber of Seville is a lively, refined and profoundly human comedy that remains the masterpiece of musical humour. A lively, self-confident, skillful, insightful and hard-working character is at the center of this story, Figaro the Barber of Seville. Thanks to his overwhelming personality and his determined interest in money, he entangles and unravels the love story between Rosina, a beautiful young woman imprisoned by her tutor, and the Count of Almaviva, a nobleman who hides his identity. .
Between messes and misunderstandings, Figaro will ensure that Rosina’s tutor cannot carry out her plan of making her her wife and the love of the young couple triumphs. Characters like Berta, the tutor’s servant, the notary and even the Count’s accomplice, will be decisive in this fun story.
Rossini’s The Barber has proven to be one of the great masterpieces of comedy within music, it was initially titled Almaviva, ossia l’Inutile Precauzione (Almaviva or the Useless Precaution) to avoid coincidence with the opera Il Barbiere di Siviglia. of the Italian composer Giovanni Paisiello; It premiered on February 20, 1816, at the Teatro Torre Argentina in Rome, under the direction of the composer himself, achieving, despite its detractors, an overwhelming success, which has kept it as a must-have piece in the universal lyrical repertoire.
Set in Seville, a Spanish city, widely narrated by poets, playwrights and novelists, whose fame would cross borders and which comes to life in this work, based on a meticulous work of video mapping, video projections and light, which will turn the stage of the Teatro Libre in an interactive space, a fundamental characteristic of the pieces created by the Opera Quanta company, a cultural project led by Adriana Rojas, whose purpose is to bring the public closer to opera and symphonic music, taking them to conventional and unconventional spaces in a fun and simple way, through staging in innovative formats such as El Barbero de Sevilla.