Misha Kiria in Deutsche Oper Berlin bill for 'The Barber of Seville'

The Georgian singer is closing his performing year with the appearance as Bartolo in Berlin. Photo via Misha Kiria on Facebook.

Agenda.ge, 27 Dec 2019 - 17:12, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian baritone Misha Kiria will close his performing year tomorrow at the Deutsche Oper Berlin with an appearance in The Barber of Seville, appearing on the stage as Bartolo in what will be the last show in the bill until late February.

At the major venue Gioacchino Rossini's classic will be staged in a redaction by Katharina Thalbach, who has praised the musical score of the 1816-premiered show for its lively and infectious character, evident on stage as much as in rehearsals.

I was amazed by the artistry and speed of Rossini. ... During rehearsals I notice again and again how the music hits my legs and I involuntarily dance along. It shimmers, sparkles and is just fun. And this feeling of life should come across as possible in our production" - Katharina Thalbach

Bartolo, Kiria's character in the three-hour production, is a guardian of Rosina (performed by Vasilisa Berzhanskaya) and one of the protagonists of the storyline in which the young woman is a target of an planned marriage and therefore shielded from outside contacts.