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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).

    See Il barbiere di Siviglia at a venue near you

    8-28 October

    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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    Pre-performance talks

    Our pre-performance talks provide a bite-size overview of the opera that follows. Join us for a bite-sized introduction to the featured opera. Each talk is presented by an opera expert and lasts 30 minutes.

    Saturday 14 October at 3.00pm
    Ebert Room, Glyndebourne – Find out more

    Wednesday 1 November
    Canterbury, The Marlowe Theatre

    Wednesday 8 November
    Woking, New Victoria Theatre

    Wednesday 15 November
    Norwich, Theatre Royal

    Wednesday 22 November
    Milton Keynes Theatre

    Wednesday 29 November
    Plymouth, Theatre Royal

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  • Cast and creative team

    Creative team

    Conductor Ben Gernon / Thomas Blunt (8 & 11 November)
    Director Annabel Arden
    Revival Director Sinéad O’Neill
    Designer Joanna Parker
    Director of Movement Toby Sedgewick
    Revival Movement Director Maxime Nourissat
    Lighting Designer James Farncombe
    Revival Lighting Designer David Manion

    The Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra
    Leader Richard Milone

    Fortepiano continuo Ben-Sau Lau

    The Glyndebourne Chorus
    Chorus Master Nicholas Jenkins

    Cast in order of appearance

    Fiorello Michael Wallace
    Count Almaviva Jack Swanson
    Figaro Tobias Greenhalgh / Gavan Ring (2 December)
    Rosina Laura Verrecchia
    Dr Bartolo Marco Filippo Romano
    Berta Janis Kelly
    Basilio Anatoli Sivko
    Officer Adam Marsden

    Jofre Caraben van der Meer
    Steve Johnstone
    Maxime Nourissat

  • Dates and times


    VenueDateCurtain upShort intervalCurtain down
    Glyndebourne 8 October 2017 4.00pm 5.33pm 6.50pm
    Glyndebourne 11 October 2017 6.30pm 8.03pm 9.20pm
    Glyndebourne 14 October 2017 4.00pm 5.33pm 6.50pm
    Glyndebourne 19 October 2017 6.30pm 8.03pm 9.20pm
    Glyndebourne 22 October 2017 4.00pm 5.33pm 6.50pm
    Glyndebourne 25 October 2017 4.00pm 5.33pm 6.50pm
    Glyndebourne 28 October 20174.00pm 5.33pm 6.50pm


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


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


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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


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

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