The organiser says:
On tour in September across the South East, Barefoot Opera bring their unique brand of energising, youthful musical theatre to this most passionate of love stories.
‘The music is undyingly fiery, elemental, passionate and colourful… and goes straight to your guts’, says director Jenny Miller, who has brought together an outstanding young cast for this new production. The title role is performed by mezzo-soprano Esme Bronwen-Smith, who began her vocal studies at the Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama and a degree in Music from Royal Holloway. She made her professional debut at the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony as the soprano soloist.
Most recently Esme performed the role of Cleopatra (Maldon festival) and gained second place in the Essex Young Musician of the Year competition 2018.
It will no doubt also be a great pleasure to see and hear the charming children’s chorus - representing the street urchins of Seville - comprising youngsters from schools local to the venues, most of whom will be singing in their first opera.
Accompanied by the Barefoot Band (accordion, double bass, clarinet and piano) with Jenny Miller directing, Lesley Anne Sammons as MD and with design by Jane Bruce and Mary Hooper, this production promises to be afresh and musically vibrant take on a great classic.