• Raymond Walker
  • The Bride of Seville (1963)

  • Novello & Co Ltd (World)

Opera for schools in three acts based on Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, co-written with William Beaumont.

  • pf
  • SA
  • 5 treble voices

Programme Note

BRIEF SYNOPSIS

Count Almaviva, in the guise of Lindoro, a young student, is serenading Rosina, the ward of Dr Bartolo. The Doctor will not allow him to marry her since he wants her beauty and money for himself. Figaro suggests that Lindoro should billet himself with the Doctor in the guise of a soldier, but he is revealed. Marcellina would like to marry the Doctor and knows something shady about his past. Figaro persuades her to disclose the secret. Marcellina wins a lottery and becomes rich. She confronts the Doctor with the fact that he altered Rosina’s father’s will to make it appear that she would lose her fortune unless she married a man of whom the Doctor approved. The Doctor is forgiven and is accepted by Marcellina. A double wedding is planned.