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Starting Time

7:00 pm

Running Time: 3:45 Hours

Intervals: 1

ROH: The Barber of Seville

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

When Rosina falls in love with a mysterious young suitor who calls himself Lindoro, she must use all her cunning – and a little help from her local barber – to outwit her calculating guardian Dr Bartolo.

Expect heart-melting serenades, ridiculous disguises and a fairytale ending waiting just out of reach. From the barber’s famous opening number ‘Largo al factotum,’ with its cry of ‘Figaro! Figaro!,’ to Rosina’s feisty aria ‘Una voce poco fa,’ Gioachino Rossini’s comic opera is a riotously entertaining affair. Rafael Payare makes his Royal Opera House debut conducting an outstanding international cast that includes Andrzej Filończyk, Aigul Akhmetshina, Lawrence Brownlee and Bryn Terfel.


Music: Gioachino Rossini

Libretto: Cesare Sterbini

Directors: Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier

Set designer: Christian Fenouillat

Costume designer: Agostino Cavalca

Lighting designer: Christophe Forey


Conducted by: Rafael Payare


RosinaAigul Akhmetshina

FigaroAndrzej Filończyk

Count AlmavivaLawrence Brownlee

Don BasilioBryn Terfel

Doctor Bartolo: Fabio Capitanucci

BertaAilish Tynan

Fiorello: Josef Jeongmeen Ahn

Royal Opera Chorus

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House