Opera

The Barber
of Seville

Rossini

16 – 23 Dec 2022

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Without Figaro,
no girl gets married
in all of Seville.

The Barber of Seville

In Seville, Figaro lends a hand to Count Almaviva, who is determined to win the hand of Rosina. To achieve their ends, the two accomplices devise a thousand tricks. Once they have seduced the beautiful girl, they must oust the elderly Doctor Bartolo, who jealously watches over his ward.

With The Barber of Seville, the young Gioacchino Rossini signs his seventeenth opera, composed in less than two weeks. This pinnacle of opera buffa propels us into the heart of a joyous collective hysteria. The fast-paced story abounds with delightful twists and turns.

First performed in Bern, Mariame Clément's production captures the work's irresistible frenzy. At the centre of the stage, a doll's house with a multitude of nooks and crannies is transformed at will, revealing the secrets of its inhabitants and visitors. And if you're allergic to the dentist's drill, beware, Bartolo is a dentist here!

To accompany the score's boisterous rhythm, conductor Sebastiano Rolli's enthusiasm is joined by the flamboyance and skill of a first-rate cast.

 

The Barber of Seville, opera in two acts

First performed at the Teatro Argentina in Rome on 20 February 1816


Production created at the Théâtre de la ville de Berne in April 2008

Coproduction Stadttheater Bern / Opera de Óviedo

Delegated production of the revival Opéra national de Lorraine


Libretto

Cesare Sterbini

Music

Gioacchino Rossini


Conductor

Sebastiano Rolli

Opéra national de Lorraine Orchestra

Chef de choeur

Guillaume Fauchère

Opéra national de Lorraine Chorus

Assistant to the musical direction

William Le Sage


Directed by

Mariame Clément

Re-staging

Jean-Michel Criqui

Sets and costumes

Julia Hansen

Lighting

François Thouret


Count Almaviva

Nico Darmanin

Figaro

Gurgen Baveyan

Rosina

Patricia Nolz

Bartolo

Bruno Taddia

Don Basilio

Dario Russo

Berta

Marion Lebègue

Fiorello

Henry Neill

Calendar

  • Fri. 16 December 2022
    20:00
    Opéra national de Lorraine
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  • Sun. 18 December 2022
    15:00
    Opéra national de Lorraine
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  • Tue. 20 December 2022
    20:00
    Opéra national de Lorraine
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  • Thu. 22 December 2022
    20:00
    Opéra national de Lorraine
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  • Fri. 23 December 2022
    20:00
    Opéra national de Lorraine
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Duration
2h45 with intermission

Prices
€ 5 - 75


Performance in Italian, surtitled

All audiences from 8 years old


15 minutes to get started

45 minutes before the start of the performance (free, on presentation of ticket)


The performance of December 18 includes a Sunday workshop. For more information, click here.

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