Dec 10 2009

Figaro and the Amazing Technicolor Barbermobile

Published by under Barber of Seville

The title makes no sense.  It’s okay, because neither does the actual play.

The Barber of Seville wasn’t a bad opera, but it wasn’t a good one either.

It was a caricature of real and dark love stories, sort of like a College Humor version of Romeo and Juliet.  The plot wasn’t original, nor did it make sense.  Everything was simple, and because of that, it had a lasting impact.

Because it was so simple, there was very little for the audience to be involved in.  The plot is paper thin, so I as an audience member, just drew in the absurd humor as the sole basis of the entertainment.   But trying to take enjoyment from such humor from this opera is like trying to squeeze water out of a stone, a particularly sharp stone with pointy edges.

The second half sure dragged on long enough for me to fall asleep and wake up not to miss anything.  But ironically, when I look back I can’t help but feel like I went through a nice experience.

Well, the opera itself is charming.

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3 Responses to “Figaro and the Amazing Technicolor Barbermobile”

  1.   Sijia Sunon 11 Dec 2009 at 11:29 pm

    Nicely put. The plot was thing, but I really didn’t mind, since it was so funny. Actually, a complicated love story might just ruin the humor.

  2.   Aon 11 Dec 2009 at 7:11 pm

    Barbermobile- amazing word. I bet that ride gets him all the ladies ;).

  3.   Zerxis Presson 10 Dec 2009 at 8:50 pm

    True, the plot was not very deep, but the music and acting made the opera entertaining.