The Barber of Seville
Close shaves a speciality.
Jonathan Miller’s classic production of The Barber of Seville is a feast of frivolous fun.
Enjoy Figaro’s mischievous escapades as he assists Count Almaviva in prising the beautiful Rosina away from her lecherous guardian, Dr Bartolo. Be prepared for ridiculous disguises, elaborate deceptions, mistaken identities and the closest of shaves as barber Figaro helps the young lovers find a way to be together.
Gioachino Rossini’s comic masterpiece fizzes with memorable melodies in an entertaining opera that unites the theatrical worlds of Italian commedia dell’arte and Whitehall farce.
American conductor, Roderick Cox, makes his ENO debut alongside an exceptional cast – including ENO favourite Charles Rice (Figaro) and one of the most versatile bass-baritones of his generation, Simon Bailey (Dr Bartolo). The cast is rounded out with ENO Harewood Artist Innocent Masuku (Count Almaviva) and Irish soprano Anna Devin (Rosina) will be making her ENO debut.
The role of Count Almaviva is generously supported by Philip Carne MBE & Christine Carne, and the role of Figaro is generously supported by Graham Brookman.
Book now to see one of opera’s funniest works, Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, on the London Coliseum stage.