Barber’s tale given a trim

A FREE bite-sized version of The Barber of Seville is going on tour this month, visiting the Capital on October 21 and 22.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 6th October 2011, 4:29 pm

Scottish Opera is using the tour to broaden people’s horizons and give them a taste of opera for free.

It will visit a series of unusual venues, including shopping centres and even a hospital.

The performances in Edinburgh will take place in The Scottish Storytelling Centre on October 21 and the Edinburgh Farmers’ Market and Surgeons’ Hall the following day.

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A Little Bit of Barber condenses the classic opera into 20 minutes using a series of colourful illustrations, a storyteller, a singer and two musicians.

It tells the tale of Count Almaviva, who hatches a plan with his barber to help Rosina escape the clutches of her guardian, Doctor Bartolo.