Gioachino Rossini

The Barber of Seville

Close shaves a speciality.

12 Feb–29 Feb 2024

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.

Rossini’s comic masterpiece fizzes with memorable melodies in an entertaining production that unites the theatrical worlds of Italian commedia dell’arte and Whitehall farce.

American conductor Roderick Cox makes his ENO debut. ENO favourite Charles Rice plays Figaro while Simon Bailey, one of the most versatile bass-baritones of his generation, sings Dr Bartolo. The cast is rounded out with ENO Harewood Artist Innocent Masuku as Count Almaviva and Irish soprano Anna Devin will be making her ENO debut as Rosina.

Book now to see one of opera’s funniest works, Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, on the London Coliseum stage.

‘this is why we should treasure ENO’

The Independent

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Daily Express

'This is one of those rare productions firing on all cylinders; a delight to attend'


Running Time
3hrs 05mins

There is one interval.


We have an Access Scheme for our audiences with a disability, a health condition, or different access needs to ensure everyone has a comfortable and enjoyable visit.

Tickets start at just £10 plus £3.75 booking fee and £1.50 building levy per ticket. A maximum of £10.50 per transaction is charged.
Sung in English with the words displayed above the stage (Surtitles)

Age guidance: 5+

For more information, please contact our box office on 020 7845 9300 or [email protected]

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