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BWW Q&A: Francesca Zambello on THE BARBER OF SEVILLE at North Carolina Opera

North Carolina Opera presents Rossini's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE PERFORMANCE INFORMATION Friday, February 2, 2024 at 7:30PM Sunday, February 4, 2024 at 2:00PM Raleigh Memorial Auditorium Martin Marietta Center for the Performing Arts.

DER BARBIER VON SEVILLA Comes to Theatre Basel

​​​​​​Der Barbier von Sevilla comes to Theatre Basel. OperAvenir performs Rossini opera as puppet theatre.

Opera San José to Present New Production of THE BARBER OF SEVILLE in November

Opera San José will present a rollicking new production of Gioachino Rossini's comedy 'The Barber of Seville.' Join Figaro, Count Almaviva, and Rosina in this entertaining opera filled with matchmaking, mistaken identities, and love at first sight. Get your tickets now!

Arizona Opera Reveals Casts and Creative Teams for 2023/24 Season Productions

Get the inside scoop on the cast members and creative teams for Arizona Opera's highly anticipated 2023/24 season productions. Discover the talented individuals bringing these performances to life.

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE Comes to Des Moines Metro Opera in Summer 2024

The Barber Of Seville comes to Des Moines Metro Opera in summer 2024. Written by Gioachino Rossini and Cesare Sterbini, the performances will run June 28, 30, July 5, 14, 16, 20 at Blank Performing Arts Center.

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, SALOME & More Set for Des Moines Metro Opera 2024 Festival Season

Des Moines Metro Opera’s complete repertory for the company’s 2024 Festival Season has been revealed.

Nickel City Opera to Present THE BARBER OF SEVILLE This Month

Nickel City Opera will present Gioachino Rossini's comic opera 'The Barber of Seville' with full orchestra, costumes, and sets returning for the second year to Nichols Flickinger Performing Arts Center, Saturday, June 24th, 2023 at 7pm and gracing the stage of the newly renovated Hollywood Theater, Sunday, June 25th, 2023 at 5pm.

Opera Comes to the Princeton Festival This Month

 At the Princeton Festival on June 16, 18, and 20, opera newbies and aficionados alike will relish an all-new production of Gioachino Rossini’s comedic showpiece The Barber of Seville.

Arizona Opera Announces Its 2023/24 Season Line-up

Arizona Opera officially announced its 2023/24 Season, featuring four opera productions – including a World Premiere – in Phoenix and Tucson, as well as the company’s inaugural New Works Festival in Phoenix, and a new series of community concerts in Tucson. Arizona Opera’s programming includes something for everyone, from tried-and-true opera lovers to school-aged children and everyone in between. 

Cincinnati Opera Announces Updated 2023 Summer Festival Schedule and Casting

Cincinnati Opera announces updated schedule and cast information for the company's 2023 Summer Festival, taking place June 11–July 29, 2023.

Seattle Opera Announces 60th Anniversary Season Featuring DAS RHEINGOLD, THE BARBER OF SEVILLE & More

Seattle Opera has announced its 2023/24 season, which celebrates the company’s 60th anniversary. To mark the occasion, Seattle Opera offers a range of titles spanning nearly all of opera’s history, from the eighteenth century to the 1980s.

Cincinnati Opera Announces 2023 Summer Festival

Evans Mirageas, The Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director of Cincinnati Opera, has announced details for the company's 2023 Summer Festival. The season takes place June–July 2023 and features four productions: a romantic thriller, a touching and timely premiere, an effervescent comedy, and an innovative new vision of an operatic classic.

IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA Comes to Vienna State Opera Next Month

The barber of Seville introduces himself as the “factotum of the whole city”: as a helper in all situations. Like all barbers of his time, he is not only responsible for head hair and beard care, but also for pulling teeth and bloodletting. In addition, Figaro's range of responsibilities includes services for lovers and those wanting to get married, such as transporting secret messages or organizing serenades.

Opera Saratoga Presents THE BARBER OF SEVILLE

Opera Saratoga announces updated casting and ticket information for its innovative new festival model that embraces partnerships with multiple venues across the region.

LE BARBIER DE SEVILLE is Now Playing at Théâtre du Capitole

L’irrésistible opéra bouffe du génial Rossini est un chef-d’œuvre d’humour et de virtuosité, servi par la plume insolente de Beaumarchais, l’un de nos plus grands auteurs de théâtre. Les feux d’artifice de la distribution, la chaleureuse italianité de la direction d’Attilio Cremonesi et la mise en scène virevoltante de Josef Ernst Köpplinger rivalisent de couleurs et de vitalité pour un spectacle enivrant comme un champagne.

LE BUS FIGARO Comes to Théâtre du Capitole Next Week

Il Barbiere di Siviglia, créé au Teatro Argentina de Rome le 20 février 1816, a été composé en douze jours par un jeune homme de vingt-quatre ans ! Six-cents pages de partition écrites par Rossini comme en une décharge soudaine de surabondante énergie, et lancées dans le monde pour devenir l’un des opéras les plus réjouissants et les plus populaires du répertoire.

Opera Saratoga Announces Updated Casting And Ticket Information For 2022 Summer Festival

Opera Saratoga announces updated casting and ticket information for its innovative new festival model that embraces partnerships with multiple venues across the region.

IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA Will Premiere At Vienna State Opera 28 September

IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA will premiere at Vienna State Opera beginning 28 September. The production will feature Leitung Michele Mariotti, Juan Diego Flórez, Marianne Crebassa, Davide Luciano, Paolo Bordogna, and Ildar Abdrazakov.


The San Diego Opera continued its quixotic foray into parking-lot adventures with The Barber of Seville by Rossini, social distancing once again forcing substantial changes to a production's length and cast size. Revisions to libretto, costumes, set and lighting went all out for a zany farcical effect that even many staid opera lovers of a certain age would eventually realize harkened back to the free-wheeling spirit of Rowan and Martin's Laugh-in, complete with 'Sock it to me,' chicken jokes and Rowan's trademark closing 'Say goodnight, Dick.' This always said to his seemingly clueless partner Dick Martin. Lest you think it was a radically revised libretto, I offer assurances that most of the explicit references to the bygone TV show were displayed in hand-drawn lettering on cardboard placards held up by a man near the stage whose humble garb included a Santa Clause hat. This seemingly homeless but cheerful gentleman was teamed offstage with a gaggle of other extras. Some of them were chorus members, policemen and musicians usually on stage for Rossini's comic opera, but now, during difficult times, especially for opera directors and stage managers, they were singing, dancing and gesticulating wildly offstage, one of them mounted on a pickup truck.

San Diego Opera Announces Live, Drive-In, Spring Season

Inspired by the success from their safe drive-in performances of La bohème in the Fall, which heralded the return of live, in-person, opera to San Diego County since the start of the pandemic, San Diego Opera has announced a Spring season of safe, socially-distanced, drive-in performances.


Cesare Sterbini has written 1 shows including The Barber of Seville (Librettist).

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