Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

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This production is supported by

The Opera Conference, Australia’s national partnership of professional opera companies, the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, by the NSW Government through Create NSW, and by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

The national tour regional children's chorus program is supported by

The William Rubensohn Foundation

Beyond haircuts and beard trims, this canny barber is the city’s matchmaking maestro!

Almaviva is wealthy, stealthy and head over heels. Rosina is witty, pretty and just as smitten. She’s also inconveniently betrothed. They need a plan. Time to call on: Fi-ga-ro! Figaro! Figaro!

The stage is set for comic chaos. Our enterprising barber Figaro has wits and tricks as sharp as his razors. It takes all of his clever disguises, subterfuge and scheming to wrangle a romantic encounter for the would-be lovers.

The Barber of Seville fizzes and pops with lyrical acrobatics and irrepressibly funny characters. Rossini’s most famous ‘opera buffa’ is a musical masterpiece with a storyline that would be equally at home in a Hollywood rom-com. Opera Australia’s finest voices and a live orchestra deliver a score that is instantly familiar from renditions in movies, cartoons and commercials. Here, the frothy humour is intoxicating and the chorus revels in every uproarious escapade.

Delight in a riotous romp along the road to true love! This is opera at its light-hearted, effervescent best.

Cast & Creative

Set Designer
Costume Designer
Lighting Designer
Morgan Moroney
Orchestral Reduction
Simon Bruckard

On Tour in 2022

Victoria Tour Dates 

Dandenong, VIC | 15 & 16 July | Drum Theatre (CANCELLED)
Warrnambool, VIC | 21 July | Lighthouse Theatre
Bendigo, VIC | 23 July | Ulumbarra Theatre
Mildura, VIC | 26 July | Mildura Arts Centre 
Mooroopna, VIC | 30 August | Westside Performing Arts Centre
Narre Warren, VIC | 1 September | Bunjil Place
Frankston, VIC | 3 September | Frankston Arts Centre
Sale, VIC | 13 September | The Wedge

New South Wales Tour Dates 

Wagga Wagga, NSW | 28 July | Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre
Griffith, NSW
| 30 July | Griffith Regional Theatre
Bathurst, NSW | 2 August | Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre
Orange, NSW | 3 August | Orange Civic Theatre
Dubbo, NSW | 5 August |Dubbo Regional Theatre
Tamworth, NSW | 8 August | Tamworth Capitol Theatre
Port Macquarie, NSW | 13 August | Glasshouse
Murwillumbah, NSW | 16 August | Murwillumbah Civic and Cultural Centre
Wollongong, NSW | 19 & 20 August | Illawarra Performing Arts Centre
Newcastle, NSW
| 25 August | Newcastle Civic Theatre
Wyong, NSW | 27 August | The Art House

Tasmania Tour Dates 

Hobart, TAS | 7 & 8 September | Theatre Royal 
Launceston, TAS | 10 September | Princess Theatre

Australian Capital Territory Tour Dates

Canberra, ACT | 15–17 September | Canberra Theatre Centre


Government Partners

Australia Council for the Arts
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