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The Barber of Seville

Saturday 12th, Sunday 13th
and Tuesday 15th October 2019

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Georgios Iatru Figaro
Grace Durham Rosina
Randall Bills Count Almaviva
Charles Johnston Bartolo
Sandra Oman Bertha
The Lyric Opera Orchestra and chorus
Timothy Burke Conductor
Vivian J. Coates Director / Designer
Alastair Kerr Lighting Designer
Richard McGrath Chorus Master

Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Rossini’s The Barber of Seville is one of opera’s great gems. This beautifully staged production features Irish and international soloists, with full orchestra and chorus. It is a comic masterpiece with a sparkling score – a must for opera lovers! 

Set in 18th century Seville, Gioachino Rossini’s greatest masterpiece is brought to vivid life at Lyric Opera. When the handsome Count Almaviva falls hopelessly in love with the beautiful Rosina, he solicits Figaro, the town’s wily barber, to help win her favour and to make a fool of her ridiculous guardian, Dr. Bartolo. It is a fairy tale of twists and turns and mistaken identities, where young love triumphs - all wrapped up in Rossini’s unmistakable and masterful music.   

Director Vivian Coates creates this effervescent production, featuring some of the most exceptional talents in international opera. Figaro is sung by exciting Greek baritone Georgios Iatru. Stunning English mezzo soprano Grace Durham joins us from the SemperOper, Dresden to sing Rosina. And American super tenor Randall Bills, who is blazing a trail through Europe, sings the Count of Almaviv – all supported by The Lyric Opera Orchestra and chorus conducted by Timothy Burke.

Irish opera LIVE – don’t miss it !

Introduction to the Opera with George Fleeton
One hour before each performance
Carolan Room
Free to ticket holders.

Presented by Lyric Opera Productions with the assistance of the Italian Cultural Institute