Singer’s big break

The Barber of Seville, presented by English Touring Opera, on April 16 and 18
The Barber of Seville, presented by English Touring Opera, on April 16 and 18

CHESTERFIELD’s bass-baritone singer Andrew Slater is to play a leading role in English Touring Opera’s production of The Barber of Seville.

Ex-teacher Andrew will sing the role of Doctor Bartolo in the production, which visits the Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield, on April 16 and 18.

Bartolo is in love with his ward Rosina, who he wants to marry, and stands in the way of her love to Count Almaviva. But the young lovers, with the help of Figaro, outwit the curmudgeonly doctor.

Set in 17th century Seville, the opera is based on a play by French writer Philippe Beaumarchais, whose famous Figaro plays also inspired Mozart to pen The Marriage of Figaro.

English Touring Opera also perform the revival of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin for one night on Tuesday, April 17.

Tickets can be bought from the box office in person, by phone on (0114) 249 6000 or online at www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk and are priced from £18.50-£27.50 with discounts available.