Victorian Opera: The Barber of Seville

The Barber of Seville



Prepare for an evening of huge laughs with Rossini’s most popular opera, which offers a delightful romp full of farcical frivolity.

Featuring some of opera’s most recognisable music, this madcap masterpiece is a paean to impertinence that will make you beam with joy and grin with delight.

Count Almaviva is hopelessly in love with the beautiful, young Rosina but first he must prise her from the clutches of her guardian, the lecherous Doctor Bartolo. Lucky for them, the flamboyant and cunning town barber Figaro has a few tricks up his sleeve.

One of Italy’s most renowned Rosinas, Chiara Amarù joins a stellar Australian cast in an essential, made-for-touring interpretation of this exuberant opera buffa, in the tradition of commedia dell’arte.

Don’t miss Rossini at his best with this hilarious night at the opera.

Presented by Victorian Opera


Composer Gioachino Rossini
Librettist Cesare Sterbini
Conductor Richard Mills
Director and Staging Concept Elizabeth Hill


Count Almaviva Brenton Spiteri
Doctor Bartolo Warwick Fyfe
Figaro José Carbó
Fiorello Stephen Marsh
Rosina Chiara Amarù
Berta Kathryn Radcliffe


Orchestra Victoria