The Barber of Seville
Opera Australia will embark on its 27th annual National Tour with Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville.
Award-winning director Priscilla Jackman has updated the famous barber Figaro with a hipster moustache and a barber shop to match, while leading lady Rosina takes fate into her own hands to win in the game of true love. The story has been set in the real-life Victorian town of Seville, and the nearby Yarra Valley wine region. This contemporary Australian spin brings fresh energy and vibrancy to one of the world’s most loved operas.
The cast comprises some of Opera Australia’s finest singers and musicians; sopranos Esther Song and Cathy-Di Zhang will reprise their shared the role of Rosina, tenor Shanul Sharma, who recently wowed audiences in his 5 star depiction of Gandhi in Philip Glass’ Satyagraha at Melbourne’s Hamer Hall, will share the role of Count Almaviva with John Longmuir and baritones Christian Haotian Qi and Andrew Williams will share the role of the famous barber, Figaro.
Act One: 75 mins
Interval: 20 mins
Act Two: 45 mins
Total Play Time including interval: 2 hours 20 mins
Register for Barber of Seville here
Please note there is a lock out period for this production of 5 minutes. Latecomers can be admitted after this time (at the conclusion of the Overture, and then during suitable periods at FOH discretion)