Bold. Brave. Brilliant.
Music by Gioachino Rossini, Libretto by Cesare Sterbini

The Barber of Seville

Performed in Italian with English and Spanish supertitles

Love, mistaken identity, and humor are woven throughout The Barber of Seville, Rossini’s comic opera masterpiece. The Barber of Seville is considered one of the greatest opera buffa of all time, maintaining its popularity for over two hundred years.

Count Almaviva falls hopelessly in love with the beautiful Rosina, the young ward of a grumpy and elderly Bartolo who intends to marry her and claim her dowry. Dressed in disguise, Almaviva tries to earn Rosina’s affection for who he really is, rather than for his money and status. Almaviva assumes multiple identities including a poor student, a drunken soldier, and a singing tutor and priest. With the help of his companion Figaro, Almaviva stops at nothing as he pursues Rosina through a series of comical hijinks and bait-and-switch facades. Eventually revealing his true identity, he manages to win Rosina’s heart and the pair evade the disgruntled Bartolo, with love and laughter triumphing in the end.



Phoenix – January 27 & 28, 2024 – Symphony Hall
Tucson – February 3 & 4, 2024 – The Linda Ronstadt Music Hall

WARNING: The Barber of Seville contains strobe/bright light effects.

Estimated Running Time: 2 hours and 47 minutes, including one 30-minute intermission
The Barber of Seville is part of the Arizona Opera Main Stage Series and the Marlu Allan and Scott Stallard Family Series. Production made possible, in part, through generous support from Margaret E. Mooney Foundation, Tucson Foundations, Billie Jo Herberger, Marlu Allan and Scott Stallard, Marcia and Hugh Ruddock, and Dr. Dorothy Lincoln-Smith. The appearance of Aubrey Allicock is supported, in part, by Tucson Desert Song Festival.

Phoenix Convention Center Security Policy (Symphony Hall Performances Only) 

For the safety and security of all patrons, Phoenix Convention Center & Venues has implemented a screening process for all public shows at Symphony Hall. All guests will pass through metal detectors to screen for prohibited items. 

  • Clutch bags no larger than 8.5” x 5.5” and clear bags up to 12” x 6” x 12” are permitted.
  • Medical and family bags are allowed.
  • No other bags are permitted and all bags are subject to search. 

For additional information, please visit the Phoenix Convention Center & Venue's website.


Clear Bag Policy (The Linda Ronstadt Music Hall Performances Only)

The Linda Ronstadt Music Hall and Leo Rich Theater have enhanced venue environmental, health and safety protocols to include the type of bag guests are allowed to bring into these facilities. In addition to health and safety issues, their new protocol will help expedite entry to games and events. Clear Bags no larger than 14″ x 16″ or a clutch no larger than 8″ x 5″. Large bags, briefcases, backpacks, luggage and convertible backpack purses are strictly prohibited. Guests entering any facility in the Tucson Convention Center are subject to search at the discretion of management. Tucson Convention Center does not provide storage for any confiscated baggage.

Be sure to explore the lobby before the show!

From live music and activity tables for kids to costume displays and a photo booth with props, we’re excited to invite patrons to explore before the show.

Sweet & SassyFor kids and families, visit Sweet & Sassy in the Symphony Hall lobby to have your hair styled!

Cost is $15 for Princess Bun or Braid and $10 for Make-Up Application (includes glitter face stamp, hair glitter, and hair shot of Sweet & Sassy fragrance).



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