Royal Opera HouseThe Barber of Seville
Royal Opera House
The Barber of Seville
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 début conducting an outstanding international cast that includes Andrzej Filończyk, Aigul Akhmetshina, Lawrence Brownlee and Bryn Terfel.
Sung in Italian with English subtitles
Running time: 3 hours and 45 minutes (including one interval)