What you thought of Il barbiere di Siviglia

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The curtain has now gone up on Il barbiere di Siviglia

You can read a selection of press reviews and audience reactions below.


What the critics are saying

‘Marco Filippo Romano successfully goes for believability over buffoonery as Bartolo and tenor Jack Swanson proves himself a talent to watch as Almaviva, with a ringing upper register and a knee-weakening lyric sense.’
– The Stage

‘Strong ensemble cast gives fizz to Glyndebourne’s touring Barber’
– Bachtrack

‘From the Overture’s polished string-playing to the dazzling ensemble close it is a delight.’
– Classical Source


Audience reaction