Opera: The Barber of Seville
Friday, March 09 2007 @ 07:29 PM EST
Contributed by: Anonymous
Tickets cost $25, $50, $75 and $100, for sale at all Blockbuster video rental stores.
Call Atlapa's box office: 526-7000.
A complete success in Central America
The production of Rossini's The Barber of Seville has been a complete success in most Central American capitals since its opening in Guatemala City in late January. The last performance of the tour will be at Panama City's Atlapa Convention Center on March 15.
The show's organizers are sure that the Panamanian public will be just as receptive. "Opera was popular in Panama until the 1940's, but people became unacustomed to it in later decades. Things, however, have started to change for the good in recent years," said professor Luis Fernando Morales, a concert pianist and one of the organizers of the event.
This production of The Barber of Seville is the brainchild of Productora Artística Rivadavia, headed by Panamanian businessman Frank Castagnet, who hired Argentinian-born Constantino Juri as scenic director, managing a troupe of Italian, Argentinian and Central American singers and actors.
The show in Panama will feature a special orchestra organized for the ocasion and the Coro Polifónico de Panama chorus.