THE BARBER OF SEVILLE
Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July 2024
Theatre on the Lake
Music by Gioachino Rossini
Libretto by Cesare Sterbini, based on Pierre Beaumarchais’s French comedy The Barber of Seville
An opera in two acts sung in Italian
Figaro, Figaro, FIIIIGAROOOOOO!
Written when he was just 24, Rossini’s delightful belcanto comedy The Barber of Seville is indisputably one of world’s most beloved operas. Packed with hummable tunes we all know, this new production brought to us by Victoria Newlyn and Matthew Kofi Waldren (who directed and conducted La Cenerentola in 2019 and L’elisir d’amore in 2022 at West Green to huge acclaim), is a witty tale of bribery, intrigue, disguise, and, of course, true love conquering all!
The wily barber Figaro, keen to take on any job as long as it is well paid (“Largo al factotum”), assists the love-struck Count Almaviva in prising the beautiful Rosina away from her scheming guardian, Dr Bartolo. All manner of shenanigans and twists and turns ensue in this immortal romantic comedy!
Ticket Prices £180/£140/£110/£80
For Patrons Priority Booking call Jane in the Box Office on 01252 848676
“A contender for the most beautiful summer opera venue in the country just got more beautiful!”
“No country house opera festival has yet to surpass the magic conjured at West Green”