Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini), 2016
Annabel Arden’s lively production is suffused with Spanish colour and warmth, with just a hint of the surreal.
The cast includes Björn Bürger (Figaro), Danielle de Niese (Rosina), Taylor Stayton (Count Almaviva) and Alessandro Corbelli (Dr Bartolo) with Enrique Mazzola and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Extra content - Il barbiere di Siviglia: explore with Alexandra
Opera specialist Alexandra Coghlan talks to conductor Enrique Mazzola about his love for Rossini and designer Joanna Parker about bringing Anabel Arden’s vision to life.
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Il barbiere di Siviglia was the Opera of the Month for January 2023.
Photo: Bill Cooper
Il barbiere di Siviglia - full opera
Two lovers, one quick-witted barber and a very close shave.
The beautiful Rosina is kept all but prisoner by her guardian Dr Bartolo, who secretly hopes to marry his wealthy ward. But when Count Almaviva falls in love with Rosina from afar he enlists the help of cunning barber Figaro to help him...
Il barbiere di Siviglia: explore with Alexandra
Opera specialist Alexandra Coghlan talks to conductor Enrique Mazzola about his love for Rossini and designer Joanna Parker about bringing Annabel Arden's vision to life for this production of Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia.