Complete Series: 3680
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
The University Musical Society
The University of Michigan
CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY
DR. HERMAN GEIGERTOREL, General Director
"THE BARBER OF SEVILLE"
by GIOACCHINO ROSSINI
Comic Opera in 3 Acts in English
Libretto (after Beaumarchais' comedy) by Cesare Sterbini English version by Boris Goldovsky and Sarah Caldwell
Music Director and Conductor: John Fenwick
Stage Director: Herman GeigerTorel
Assistant Conductor: Raffi Armenian
Sets and Properties designed by William Lord
Sets painted by Elsie Sawchuk Costumes designed by Warren Hartman
Saturday Evening, February 14, 1970, at 8:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Ninth Concert Ninetyfirst Annual Choral Union Series Complete Programs 3680
(in order of appearance)
Figaro, the Barber of Seville........Cornelius Opthof,
Donald Rutherford, William Covington
Count Almaviva.........John Arab, Bernard Fitch
Dr. Bartolo........Steven Henrikson, Peter Milne
Rosina, his ward........Sheila Piercey, Dodi Protero
Don Basilio, music teacher......Jan Rubes, Richard Mundt
Berta, Dr. Bartolo's housekeeper . . . Kathryn Newman, Elsie Sawchuk
Time: End of the 18th Century.
Act I A square in Seville.
Act II A room in Dr. Bartolo's house.
Act III The same.
SYNOPSIS Act I
Cantankerous old Dr. Bartolo plans to marry his rich and beautiful ward, Rosina, but Count Almaviva, a dashing Grandee of Spain, has similar ideas. He is serenading her under an assumed name, Lindoro, so that she won't be influenced by either his reputation or his high rank. At this point, Figaro, the local barber and bon vivant, happens by and soon informs the Count that he has an entree into the Bartolo house?hold and a scheme for introducing Rosina to him. And all of this can be had for the asking and a generous reward.
Now inside, Figaro implements his plan. He tells Rosina that her serenader is his cousin who is passionately in love with her. When Rosina gives Figaro a note for his 'cousin,' Dr. Bartolo becomes suspicious of the goingson and seeks the advice of the music master, befuddled old Don Basilio. The master says that a scandal will quickly get rid of the suitor, but Bartolo prefers his original idea of a speedy marriage. Mean?while, the Count, still trying to gain access to the house, has disguised himself as a drunken soldier and forces his way in. The uproar is so great that the police arrive and place Count Almaviva under arrest. When he privately reveals his identity to the officer, he is immediately released with apologies.
Almaviva now returns to the house disguised as a replacement for the music master Don Basilio, who, he claims, is sick. Under the pretense of a music lesson, he and Rosina have their first chance to talk together. Don Basilio appears in perfect health, whereupon the lovers, at first a little disconcerted, convince him with the aid of money that he is really ill. Basilio leaves. Figaro offers to shave Bartolo so that the lovers can elope, but the deception soon becomes clear. The Doctor summons a notary to draw up his marriage contract to Rosina, but Figaro manages to persuade the notary to marry her to the Count instead. Bartolo orders the arrest of the Count but is too late as the marriage has already taken place. He decides to accept his fate philo?sophically, particularly since Almaviva does not want Rosina's considerable dowry.
For fourteen weeks this winter, the touring company of the Canadian Opera will travel about 15,000 miles throughout the eastern provinces of Canada and twenty states to bring Rossini's "The Barber of Seville" to about 60,000 people, giving eighty performances in seventythree communities from Kirkland Lake, Ontario, to Paducah, Kentucky.
Tour Manager: Leo Nedomansky Company Manager: David Grainger
Stage Manager: John Leberg
Assistant Stage Manager: Douglas Holder
Wardrobe Supervisor: Warren Hartman
Production Assistant: Phil Stark Lighting Supervisor: Terry Clements
Carpenter: Kenneth Calder Costumes executed by: Malabar Limited
1969 --INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATIONS --1970
DANZAS VENEZUELA........Tuesday, February 17
Program: Folk dances and songs from various parts of Venezuela, Peru, Argentina and Guatamala.
?ANDRES SEGOVIA, Classical Guitarist .... Thursday, February 19 PHAKAVALI MUSICIANS AND DANCERS, from Bangkok Monday, March 2
ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET......2:30, Sunday, March IS
Program: Les Patineurs (music--Meyerbeer); "Don Quixote" pas de deux; "5 over 13"; and Variations on "Strike Up The Band."
All programs begin at 8:30 unless otherwise indicated. Sold out.
e ANN ARBOR
THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA IN ALL CONCERTS
THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 8:30
EUGENE ORMANDY, Conductor. Mahler Symphony No. 2 in C minor ("Resurrection") with EVELYN MANDAC, Soprano; BIRGIT FINNILA, Contralto; and THE UNIVERSITY CHORAL UNION.
FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 8:30
THOR JOHNSON, Conductor. EVELYN MANDAC, Soprano, and THE UNIVERSITY CHORAL UNION in Stabat Mater (Poulenc) and "Prologue" (Alan Stout)--both for Soprano, Chorus and Orchestra. ALICIA DE LARROCHA, Pianist, in Mozart Concerto, No. 19, in F major, K. 459.
SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 8:30
EUGENE ORMANDY, Conductor. Tone Poem, "Don Juan" (Strauss), VAN CLIBURN, Pianist, in Concerto No. 1 in Bflat minor, Op. 23 (Tchaikovsky); "To the Victims of Hiroshima"--Threnody (Penderecki) ; and Suite No. 2 from "Daphnis and Chloe" (Ravel).
SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2:30
THOR JOHNSON, Conductor. Bach "Magnificat" with BENITA VALENTE, Soprano; MARY BURGESS, Contralto; JON HUMPHREY, Tenor; LESLIE GUINN, Baritone; and THE UNIVERSITY CHORAL UNIONSMALL CHORUS. Debussy's "La Damoiselle elue" with BENITA VALENTE, Soprano, and BIRGIT FINNILA, Contralto; and WOMEN'S CHORUS OF THE UNiyERSITY CHORAL UNION. ITZHAK PERLMAN, Violinist, in Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63 (Prokofieff).
SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 8:30
EUGENE ORMANDY, Conductor. Beethoven Program: Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21; Fantasia in C minor for Piano, Chorus, Soloists, and Orchestra, with RUDOLF SERKIN; BENITA VALENTE; MARY BURGESS; JON HUMPHREY; LESLIE GUINN; and THE UNIVERSITY CHORAL UNIONSMALL CHORUS. Concerto No. 5 in Eflat major ("Emperor") with RUDOLF SERKIN, Pianist.
Special Concert in Hill Auditorium
SVIATOSLAV RICHTER, Soviet Pianist, in recital . 8:30, Tuesday, March 31 Tickets: 7.00--$6.50--$6.00--$5.00--$3.50--$2.50
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