The battle of the sexes becomes a battle of wits in Rossini’s most popular comedy.
Discover a sultry, surreal world in Annabel Arden’s production
Clever Figaro, the famous Barber of Seville, has much to gain if he can win Count Almaviva his chosen bride.
But the crafty would-be bride, Rosina, is already several steps ahead of him, plotting to escape her guardian Dr Bartolo, who has kept her captive for long enough as he wishes to marry her himself.
Rossini’s most popular comedy comes roaring back in a production whose wit and playful energy spring directly from Rossini’s buoyant music.
Director Annabel Arden creates a sultry, surreal and subtly Spanish world lightly touched by magic, in which ‘she pulls off trick after trick with such speed and deftness that the eye is constantly delighted and dazzled’ (The Independent).
See Il barbiere di Siviglia at a venue near you
Canterbury, The Marlowe Theatre
Woking, New Victoria Theatre
Norwich, Theatre Royal
Milton Keynes Theatre
Plymouth, Theatre Royal
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Cast and creative team
Conductor Ben Gernon
Director Annabel Arden
Count Almaviva Jack Swanson
Figaro Tobias Greenhalgh
Rosina Laura Verrecchia
Dr Bartolo Marco Filippo Romano
Berta Janis Kelly
Basilio Anatoli Sivko
The Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra
The Glyndebourne Chorus
Glyndebourne 8 October 2017 Glyndebourne 11 October 2017 Glyndebourne 14 October 2017 Glyndebourne 19 October 2017 Glyndebourne 22 October 2017 Glyndebourne 25 October 2017 Glyndebourne 28 October 2017
Canterbury, The Marlowe Theatre 1 November 2017 Canterbury, The Marlowe Theatre 4 November 2017
Woking, New Victoria Theatre 8 November 2017 Woking, New Victoria Theatre 11 November 2017
Norwich, Theatre Royal 15 November 2017 Norwich, Theatre Royal 18 November 2017
Milton Keynes Theatre 22 November 2017 Milton Keynes Theatre 25 November 2017
Plymouth, Theatre Royal 29 November 2017 Plymouth, Theatre Royal 2 December 2017
Image: Bill Cooper