The Barber of Seville. Previously: The Italian Girl in Algiers (2012); The Barber of Seville (2011, 2012 [original director]; and La Cenerentola (2007).
About the Artist:
Joan Font is a founding director of Els Comediants and has participated in the creation of more than 30 stage productions on four continents. At HGO, his work has been seen in the Rossini comedies The Italian Girl in Algiers (2012), La Cenerentola (2007), and this production of The Barber of Seville (2011–12). He has directed at Los Angeles Opera under Plácido Domingo, Washington National Opera, Canadian Opera Company, and Seattle Opera, and later this year he will bring his Cenerentola to the Lyric Opera of Chicago. In Europe, he has directed in Bordeaux, La Monnaie (Brussels), Barcelona’s Liceu, Teatro Real in Madrid, and in A Coruña. Font started working as an opera director in titles such as The Magic Flute for Gran Teatre del Liceu and Orfeo ed Euridice for the Peralada Festival. He also premiered a new production of the zarzuela La verbena de la Paloma at Festival de Granada. He has worked on special projects for the Festival d’Avignon and Venice’s Biennale as well as other projects in Paris, New York, Chicago, Bogotá, Sydney, Tokyo, Dublin, Edinburgh, London, Hannover, and Beijing, among other cities. Outside opera, he worked with Els Comediants on a special presentation for Shanghai’s World Expo and the specially made show for the celebration of Hanoi’s Millennium. He is working on new productions of The Love for Three Oranges, The Marriage of Figaro, and Hansel and Gretel.