The Walters presents Portland Opera to Go's bilingual adaptation of "The Barber of Seville"
As the 2018-20 19 Concert Series continues, The Walters Cultural Arts Center (527 E. Main St., Hillsboro) presents its first of three matinee performances of the season. Portland Opera To Go, the touring company of Portland Opera, will bring Gioachino Rossini’s classic, “The Barber of Seville” (in short form), to the Walters on Saturday, October 13 at 2 pm. Designed for children and families -- and young-at-heart adults -- Portland Opera’s touring adaptations have thrilled tens of thousands of fans throughout the region.
Set in Alta, California, in the 1830s, this production of “The Barber of Seville” has retained all of Rossini’s buoyant good humor while adding a fresh twist for audiences of all ages. The lead character, Rosina, is new in town. Recently arrived from Mexico, she lives with her controlling and suspicious uncle Bartolo, who is planning to marry her off to one of his rich, elderly friends. But Rosina is in love with the handsome young man she saw in the plaza. She knows he likes her too, but they have a problem: she speaks only Spanish, and he speaks only English. Enter the brilliant, bilingual Figaro, to help translate and bring the two together.
A $5 donation at the door is suggested for this family-friendly performance, recommended for ages 8 and above. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. The Walters asks that patrons arrive early to guarantee a seat as there will be no reserved seating or advance ticket sales. This annual performance often sells out
More information about this performance and the 2018-19 Concert Series is available at Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/WaltersConcerts.