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Rossini's The Barber of Seville
Rossini's The Barber of Seville

Tue, 04 Jun


Holland Park, London

Rossini's The Barber of Seville

Rossini's sparkling comedy of intrigue with a hero of many talents at London's Opera Holland Park...

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04 Jun 2024, 19:00 – 21 Jun 2024, 23:00

Holland Park, London, Ilchester Pl, London, UK

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A sparkling comedy of intrigue told with style and panache. Figaro the barber turns puppet-master as he tries to prevent Rosina’s wedding to her elderly guardian, Doctor Bartolo, and instead cement a match between her and the young Count Almaviva, Figaro’s former and future employer. Disguises and deceptions abound as the course of true love hits the rocks. With brilliantly inventive arias and ensembles that fizz at lightning speed, Rossini’s opera serves as a tart prequel to Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro.

Paul Grant takes the title role in Cecilia Stinton’s new production of this classic bel canto comedy, conducted by Charlotte Corderoy. Elgan Llŷr Thomas and Heather Lowe play Almaviva and Rosina, with Stephen Gadd as the conniving Doctor Bartolo. There is luxury casting in the supporting cast, as operatic superstar and celebrated comedienne Janis Kelly makes her company debut in the role of Bartolo’s dust-allergic housekeeper, Berta.

A new production by Opera Holland Park Italian libretto by Cesare Sterbini Sung in Italian with English surtitles With the City of London Sinfonia and the Opera Holland Park Chorus

Director: Cecilia Stinton

Designer: Neil Irish

Lighting Deisgner: Robert Price 

Chorus Master: Dominic Ellis-Peckham

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