Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Head and shoulders ... opera's funniest comedy


Based on the first of the Beaumarchais plays that revolve around the Almavivas and Figaro, Le Barbier de Séville, Rossini’s Barber, one of operas greatest masterpieces of comedy, will be conducted by Rossini specialist David Parry. Making their Grange debuts, Stephen Barlow and Andrew D Edwards reunite with Howard Hudson to follow their successful La Boheme, bringing sparkle, fun and finesse to an opera full of great tunes, exhilarating rhythms and electrifying ensembles. We are proud to have secured as good an international Rossini cast as can be desired. Marvel at the wit and inventiveness of the ever-resourceful Figaro in stage-managing the hilarious action and relish the delicious and infectious music.

  • Composer — Gioachino Rossini
  • Librettist — Cesare Sterbini
  • Based on — Pierre Beaumarchais's Le Barbier de Séville (1775)
  • Orchestra — Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Production Team




There have been some brilliant productions of Il Barbiere di Siviglia but this one beats them a whisker

Mark Aspen Reviews

This was a busily engaging performance, drawing strong performances out of the cast to ensure that the wit and musical brilliance of Rossini's opera came over

Planet Hugill

Charles Rice as Figaro is a charismatic presence right from his famous first aria, while David Soar as the heavyweight Don Basilio also boasts impressive talent

The Stage

With an excellent performance from the chorus and a vivid effervescent sound from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra under the baton of eminent Rossinian David Parry, this was a corker of an evening - one to catch if at all possible

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