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Il barbiere di Siviglia

Opera in two acts by Gioachino Rossini (1792–1868). Libretto Cesare Sterbini, based on a comedy by Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais.

Rossini’s homage to joie de vivre and young love.

  • Length

    TBC

  • When

    29 Aug — 02 Oct 2021

  • Where

    Göteborg Opera, Main Stage

  • Genre

    Opera

  • Language

    Italian. Surtitles in Swedish and English.

  • Price range

    120–525 kr

  • Accessibility

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Premiere of a vibrant new production of Rossini’s comic opera masterwork Il barbiere di Siviglia – a homage to joie de vivre and young love.

Il barbiere di Siviglia is a joyous opera that, thanks to its musical elegance, has remained popular for over 200 years.

The light-hearted plot concerns a love triangle in which the barber Figaro, here performed by young baritone Hannes Öberg, plays cupid, ensuring that the love between the young Count Almaviva and Rosina can blossom, while the old and self-righteous are left to lick their wounds. It is also the story of someone trapped within the four walls of their home nursing a resolute desire to escape and enjoy life to the full, something we can all relate to after the events of the past year.

This new semistaging is directed by Rodula Gaitanou, who received outstanding reviews for her production of Richard Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos at The Göteborg Opera in 2018. Minimalism and maximalism go hand in hand as she and her team will create a fast-paced, colourful and entertaining production packed with musical and pop-culture references.

The lovelorn Count Almaviva is sung by Greek tenor Vassilis Kavayas, possessor of the virtuosity demanded to shine in Rossini’s operas. Rosina’s coloraturas are performed by Ann-Kristin Jones, while her cantankerous guardian Dr Bartolo is sung by Markus Schwartz.

Performances

August

29/8

Sun

18:00

18:00

Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Stora Scenen, GöteborgsOperanPremiere

September

1/9

Wed

19:00

19:00

Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Stora Scenen, GöteborgsOperan

5/9

Sun

18:00

18:00

Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Stora Scenen, GöteborgsOperan

12/9

Sun

18:00

18:00

Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Stora Scenen, GöteborgsOperan

19/9

Sun

18:00

18:00

Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Stora Scenen, GöteborgsOperan

26/9

Sun

18:00

18:00

Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Stora Scenen, GöteborgsOperan

29/9

Wed

19:00

19:00

Barberaren i Sevilla

Stora Scenen, GöteborgsOperan

October

2/10

Sat

18:00

18:00

Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Stora Scenen, GöteborgsOperan