The Barber
of Seville


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


Cesare Sterbini


Gioacchino Rossini


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


Jean-Michel Criqui

Sets and costumes

Julia Hansen


François Thouret

Count Almaviva

Nico Darmanin


Gurgen Baveyan


Patricia Nolz


Bruno Taddia

Don Basilio

Dario Russo


Marion Lebègue


Henry Neill


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

€ 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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