Opera in Bermuda

Gilbert & Sullivan Society is excited to announce ‘The Met: Live in HD’ operas in Bermuda (on film). Next opera is on Saturday, 7 March 2015.

Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia

The Met’s effervescent production of Rossini’s classic comedy—featuring some of the most instantly recognizable melodies in all of opera—stars Isabel Leonard as the feisty Rosina, Lawrence Brownlee as her conspiring flame, and Christopher Maltman as the endlessly resourceful and charming barber, himself. Michele Mariotti conducts the vivid and tuneful score.

Approximate running time is 3 hours 30 minutes.

Matthew Nester will provide a brief introduction about each opera and its composer immediately before the performance.

Story synopsis


"Rossini's effervescent music, an energetic cast and Michael Yeargan's spinning set pieces provide the animation. Quirky staging flourishes… including a live donkey and an oversize anvil that descends to crush a pumpkin cart, were decided assets… Isabel Leonard [is] a winsome, spunky Rosina." — The New York Times

"Isabel Leonard was a knockout as Rosina. Alternately coquettish and cunning, she has a smile that could twist any man around her finger." —Huffington Post

All on Saturdays, at BUEI auditorium, starting at 5pm.

TICKETS: *$35 / *$30 students / *min. 5 for $30 each. Purchase using button below or purchase at door – cash/cheque/credit card. More info – synopses, video clips: www.metoperafamily.org. GandS contact: Matt Nester / opera@gands.bm.

All ticket holders are entitled to a 10% discount at the Harbourfront restaurant following the performance upon presentation of their ticket stubs.

All operas are shown with English subtitles

Harbourfront will be providing a cash bar for pre-performance and interval drinks
– and complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be served during the intermission.


March 21 The Merry Widow (Lehár)
April 18 Les Contes d’Hoffmann (Offenbach)
May 2 Iolanta (Tchaikovsky) / Bluebeard’s Castle (Bartók)
May 16 La Donna del Lago (Rossini)
May 30 Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni) / Pagliacci (Leoncavallo)
Opera packageTickets $35 / $30 students / min. 5 for $30 each
Buy the package

More information on the new season is on the Met web site

For more information, contact Matt Nester

The link to the Met’s website for the HD broadcasts is www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/broadcast/hd_events_next.aspx

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