The quintessential opera buffa in a new production by the Liceu with the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz (Munich) and the Théâtre du Capitole (Toulouse)
The adventures of Figaro, the Sevillian barber and go-between, have delighted generations of opera fans ever since they were first seen in Rome in 1816, and despite an incident-ridden first night.
Rossini's deliciously comical music to a libretto by Cesare Sterbini, based on Beaumarchais, is part and parcel of the tradition of late opera buffa, the great Neapolitan school marked by fast-paced action and unforgettable characters.
Gioachino Rossini's opera returns to the Gran Teatre del Liceu with a cast starring Maxim Mironov and Paola Gardina. The luminous, colourful version was coproduced with the Munich and Toulouse operas.
Il barbiere di Siviglia
Melodramma buffo in two acts. Libretto by Cesare Sterbini. World premiere: 20/02/1816 at the Teatro Argentina in Rome. First Barcelona performance: at the Teatre de la Santa Creu 16/07/1818. First Liceu performance: 18/12/1847. Last Liceu performance: 25/09/2014. Number of Liceu performances: 246.
- Manuel López-Gómez
- Stage director
- Josef Ernst Köpplinger
- Set design
- Johannes Leiacker
- Alfred Mayerhofer
- Lighting design
- Michael Heidinger and Josef Köpplinger
- Gran Teatre del Liceu, The Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz (Munic) and Théâtre du Capitole (Toulouse)
- Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Liceu Opera Barcelona
- Director of the Chorus
- Conxita Garcia
|Count Almaviva||Maxim Mironov||21th,24th,27th,30th July and 1th August|
|Levy Sekgapane||22th,25th,28th,31th July and 2th August|
|Bartolo||Fabio Capitanucci||21th,24th,27th,30th July and 1th August|
|Vincenzo Nizzardo||22th,25th,28th,31th July and 2th August|
|Rosina||Paola Gardina||21th,24th,27th,30th July and 1th August|
|Marina Viotti||22th,25th,28th,31th July and 2th August|
|Figaro||Giorgio Caoduro||21th,24th,27th,30th July and 1th August|
|Florian Sempey||22th,25th,28th,31th July and 2th August|
|Basilio||Solomon Howard||21th,27th,30th July and 1th August|
|Alessio Cacciamani||22th,25th,28th,31th July and 2th August|
First act 1h 33m
Second act 1h 6m
Approximate running time 3h
Information of Interest
Audience briefing session in the Foyer 45 minutes before the opera begins.
Reasons not to miss'IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA'
- One of the finest comic operas in histor.
- The comic legacy of the great tradition of Neapolitan opera buffa.
- The adventures of Figaro, the barber of Seville, enacted once more on the Liceu's stage.
- A colourful, modern, dynamic production to enhance Rossini's most famous comedy:
- A young cast to match the fresh, sparkling score.