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The Royal Opera: The Barber of Seville

16 Feb 2023

Tickets: £15

Description

Starts 7pm

Filmed Live on Wednesday 15 February 2023

Language: Sung in Italian with English subtitles

Running time: 3 hours and 45 minutes (including one interval)

 

When Rosina falls in love with a mysterious young suitor who calls himself Lindoro, she must use all her cunning –and a little help from her local barber –to outwit her calculating guardian Dr Bartolo.  Expect heart-melting serenades, ridiculous disguises and a fairytale ending waiting just out of reach.  From the barber’s famous opening number ‘Largo al factotum,’ with its cry of ‘Figaro! Figaro!,’to Rosina’s feisty aria ‘Una voce poco fa,’ Gioachino Rossini’s comic opera is a riotously entertaining affair.  Rafael Payare makes his Royal Opera House debut conducting an outstanding international cast that includes Andrzej Filończyk, Aigul Akhmetshina, Lawrence Brownlee and Bryn Terfel.

 

Music: Gioachino Rossini

Libretto: Cesare Sterbini

Directors: Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier

Set designer: Christian Fenouillat

Costume designer: Agostino Cavalca

Lighting designer: Christophe Forey

Conducted by: Rafael Payare

 

Rosina: Aigul Akhmetshina

Figaro: Andrzej Filończyk

Count Almaviva: Lawrence Brownlee

Don Basilio: Bryn Terfel

Doctor Bartolo: Fabio Capitanucci

Berta: Ailish Tynan

Fiorello: Josef Jeongmeen Ahn

Royal Opera Chorus

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House