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The Barber of Seville

Opéra Bastille - from 24 January to 16 February 2018

The Barber of Seville

Opera Gioacchino Rossini

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Opéra Bastille - from 24 January to 16 February 2018

3h20 with 1 interval

Language : Italian

Surtitle : French / English

  • Opening night : 24 January 2018

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In few words:

With a single wave of my wand,I shall lull vigilance,awaken love,outwit jealousy,baffle intrigue and overcome all obstacles - Figaro, Le Barbier de Séville, Beaumarchais


A masterpiece of opera buffa, The Barber of Seville still enjoys the same success as it did at its first performance in 1816. Inspired by Beaumarchais’ play of the same name, Rossini remained faithful to the narrative simplicity of the play whilst portraying characters bubbling over to the relentless rhythm of the score. Overture and arias alike rapidly gained in notoriety. Damiano Michieletto’s frenetically vivid production alternates smoothly between picturesque realism and dreamlike fantasy in a single, monumental set making this Barber of Seville a wildly eccentric comedy with a ring of truth.

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Podcast | Le Barbier de Séville - Gioachino Rossini

— By In partnership with France Musique

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