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    The battle of the sexes becomes a battle of wits in Rossini’s most popular comedy.


    Discover a sultry, surreal world in Annabel Arden’s production

    Clever Figaro, the famous Barber of Seville, has much to gain if he can win Count Almaviva his chosen bride.

    But the crafty would-be bride, Rosina, is already several steps ahead of him, plotting to escape her guardian Dr Bartolo, who has kept her captive for long enough as he wishes to marry her himself.

    Rossini’s most popular comedy comes roaring back in a production whose wit and playful energy spring directly from Rossini’s buoyant music.

    Director Annabel Arden creates a sultry, surreal and subtly Spanish world lightly touched by magic, in which ‘she pulls off trick after trick with such speed and deftness that the eye is constantly delighted and dazzled’ (The Independent).


    Booking dates for Tour 2017 (Glyndebourne performances)

    Tour members are eligible for priority booking for Glyndebourne performances until 5 June. Find out how to access priority booking.

    24 April 2017
    Ballot deadline for Tour Members (Glyndebourne performances only)

    5 June 2017
    Public booking opens (Glyndebourne performances only)


    See Il barbiere di Siviglia at a venue near you

    8-28 October
    Glyndebourne

    1-4 November
    Canterbury, The Marlowe Theatre
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    8-11 November
    Woking, New Victoria Theatre
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    15-18 November
    Norwich, Theatre Royal
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    22-25 November
    Milton Keynes Theatre
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    29-2 December
    Plymouth, Theatre Royal
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  • Cast and creative team

    Creative team

    Conductor Ben Gernon
    Director Annabel Arden


    Cast includes

    Count Almaviva Jack Swanson
    Figaro Tobias Greenhalgh
    Rosina Laura Verrecchia
    Dr Bartolo Marco Filippo Romano
    Berta Janis Kelly
    Basilio Anatoli Sivko

    The Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra

    The Glyndebourne Chorus

  • Dates

    Glyndebourne

    Glyndebourne 8 October 2017
    Glyndebourne 11 October 2017
    Glyndebourne 14 October 2017
    Glyndebourne 19 October 2017
    Glyndebourne 22 October 2017
    Glyndebourne 25 October 2017
    Glyndebourne 28 October 2017

    Canterbury

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    Canterbury, The Marlowe Theatre 1 November 2017
    Canterbury, The Marlowe Theatre 4 November 2017

    Woking

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    Woking, New Victoria Theatre 8 November 2017
    Woking, New Victoria Theatre 11 November 2017

    Norwich

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    Norwich, Theatre Royal 15 November 2017
    Norwich, Theatre Royal 18 November 2017

    Milton Keynes

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    Milton Keynes Theatre 22 November 2017
    Milton Keynes Theatre 25 November 2017

    Plymouth

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    Plymouth, Theatre Royal 29 November 2017
    Plymouth, Theatre Royal 2 December 2017

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