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.

Artistic profile

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 AlmavivaMaxim Mironov21th,24th,27th,30th July and 1th August
Levy Sekgapane22th,25th,28th,31th July and 2th August
BartoloFabio Capitanucci21th,24th,27th,30th July and 1th August
Vincenzo Nizzardo22th,25th,28th,31th July and 2th August
RosinaPaola Gardina21th,24th,27th,30th July and 1th August
Marina Viotti22th,25th,28th,31th July and 2th August
FigaroGiorgio Caoduro21th,24th,27th,30th July and 1th August
Florian Sempey22th,25th,28th,31th July and 2th August
Basilio Solomon Howard21th,27th,30th July and 1th August
Alessio Cacciamani22th,25th,28th,31th July and 2th August
Fiorello Josep-Ramon Olivé
BertaMarta Mathéu
BasilioSolomon Howard

July 2020

21Tuesday20:00Turn Dbuy
22Wednesday20:00Turn PAbuy
24Friday20:00Turn Cbuy
25Saturday20:00Turn PEbuy
27Monday20:00Turn Abuy
28Tuesday20:00Turn Hbuy
30Thursday20:00Turn Bbuy
31Friday20:00Turn Gbuy

August 2020

1Saturday18:00Turn FADbuy
2Sunday17:00Turn Tbuy

First act 1h 33m
Interval 30m
Second act 1h 6m

Approximate running time 3h

Information of Interest

Briefing session

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.