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

The Barber of Seville

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

Performed in Italian with English and Spanish supertitles

Estimated Running Time: TBD
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 Tucson Foundations, and Marlu Allan and Scott Stallard. The appearance of Aubrey Allicock is supported, in part, by Tucson Desert Song Festival.

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