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Find classical music concert, opera, ballet and dance reviews | Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)

Il barbiere di Siviglia; Dominic Sedgwick (Figaro) © ROH 2019 | Clive Barda
London

Jette Parker Young Artists unite for a golden afternoon at Covent Garden

By , 21 July 2019
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Hera Hyesang Park (Rosina) and Andrey Zhilikhovsky (Figaro) © Robert Workman
Glyndebourne

Laughter returns to Seville: a sparkling Barbiere revival at Glyndebourne

By , 19 May 2019
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Juan Diego Flórez (Count Almaviva) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Il barbiere di Siviglia: Flórez triumphs as Almaviva in Vienna

By , 18 May 2019
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Dean Murphy (Figaro) and Sinead O'Kelly (Rosina) © Herwig Prammer
Zürich

Intrigue, disguise and the damnation of ageing: Rossini’s Barbiere in Zurich

By , 15 May 2019
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Jennifer Rivera (Rosina) and Colin Lee (Almaviva) © Monika Rittershaus (2010)
Berlin

Ruth Berghaus’ timeless Barbiere still charms at Unter den Linden

By , 27 April 2019
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Il barbiere di Siviglia at Dutch National Opera © Marco Borggreve | DNO 2018
Amsterdam

“Let them eat cake!” A revolutionary Barbiere at Dutch National Opera

By , 10 November 2018
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Davide Luciano (Figaro) and Aya Wakizono (Rosina) © Studio Amatio Bacciardi
Pesaro

Pier Luigi Pizzi’s Barbiere triumphs in Pesaro

By , 16 August 2018
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Guillaume Andrieux (Figaro) © Ryan Buchanan
Edinburgh

Tales from the Stave: Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Edinburgh Festival

By , 05 August 2018
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John Irvin (Almaviva) and the Grange Chorus © Simon Annand
Alresford

Ludicrous, but brilliant: The Barber of Seville at The Grange Festival

By , 09 June 2018
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Jennifer Rivera (Rosina) and Colin Lee (Almaviva) © Monika Rittershaus (2010)
Berlin

Finely etched: Berghaus' Barbiere at the Staatsoper

By , 24 May 2018
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Joshua Hopkins (Figaro) © Joerg Wiesner
Oslo

An underwhelming Barber in Oslo

By , 14 October 2017
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Laura Verrecchia (Rosina) and Tobias Greenhalgh (Figaro) © Bill Cooper
Glyndebourne

Strong ensemble cast gives fizz to Glyndebourne's touring Barber

By , 08 October 2017
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Morgan Pearse (Figaro) © Robbie Jack
London

A razor sharp Barber of Seville revived at English National Opera

By , 05 October 2017
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Maxim Mironov (Almaviva) © Toni Suter
Zürich

Neon and cubes in Zurich: a revival of The Barber of Seville

By , 01 October 2017
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Maxim Mironov ("Lindoro") and Dalibor Jenis (Figaro) © Terashi Masahiko
Tokyo

An enchanting Barber visits Tokyo: Il barbiere di Siviglia at the New National Theatre

By , 01 December 2016
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Dominik Köninger (Figaro), Tansel Akzeybek (Almaviva), Philipp Meierhofer (Bartolo), Figaro doubles © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

Serebrennikov's Barber confronts the millennial generation at Komische Oper

By , 09 October 2016
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Vito Priante (Figaro) and Daniela Mack (Rosina) © ROH | Mark Douet
London

A soufflé that fails to rise: Rossini’s Barber falls flat at Covent Garden

By , 13 September 2016
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Jana Kurucová (Rosina) © Matthias Horn (2009)
Berlin

Great fun: Rossini's Barber of Seville at Deutsche Oper Berlin

By , 10 September 2016
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Danielle de Niese (Rosina) © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 14: a Barber with bite as Glyndebourne goes to The Proms

By , 25 July 2016
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Danielle de Niese (Rosina) and Björn Bürger (Figaro) © Bill Cooper
Glyndebourne

Forced farce: Arden's Barber opens up shop at Glyndebourne

By , 22 May 2016
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Tara Erraught (Rosina) and Gavan Ring (Figaro) © Patrick Redmond
Dublin

Tara Erraught's Rosina steals the show in hilarious Rossini Barber

By , 20 April 2016
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Nicholas Lester (Figaro) and Nico Darmanin (Almaviva) © Richard Hubert Smith
Bristol

Welsh National Opera's Barber of Seville underwhelms

By , 15 March 2016
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Paolo Bordogna as Figaro © Keith Saunders
Sydney

Laughs aplenty in Rossini’s Barber at the Sydney Opera House

By , 28 January 2016
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Gavan Ring, Eric Roberts, Katie Bray, Nicholas Watts © Tristram Kenton
Leeds

Opera North's supremely theatrical Barber of Seville

By , 07 October 2015
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Andrew Shore (Dr Bartolo) and Barnaby Rea (Don Basilio) © Mike Hoban | ENO
London

Shore’s Bartolo shines in a Barber as frothy as Figaro’s shaving foam at ENO

By , 28 September 2015
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Eir Inderhaung (Rosina) © Erik Berg
Oslo

Diary of a teenage girl: Rossini's The Barber of Seville delights in Oslo

By , 22 August 2015
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Milan

Refreshing the classics: Ponnelle's Barbiere resurrection with the Teatro alla Scala Academy

By , 27 July 2015
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Salzburg

Whimsical fun for all ages at The Barber of Seville for Children in Salzburg

By , 25 July 2015
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New York City

Paisiello’s Barbiere from On Site Opera in New York Landmark Building

By , 09 June 2015
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Los Angeles

Figaro Unbound in a charming, witty Barber of Seville in Los Angeles

By , 28 February 2015
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New York City

Metropolitan Opera's Barber of Seville bubbles with coloratura and camp

By , 18 November 2014
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Philadelphia

Almodóvar influenced Barbiere in Philadelphia

By , 26 September 2014
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London

Slapstick fun and stylish singing in the Royal Opera’s revival of Il barbiere di Siviglia

By , 19 September 2014
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Amsterdam

The Nederlandse Reisopera's Barber a feast of exuberant comedy and fine singing

By , 14 August 2014
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Moreton-in-Marsh

"Just my usual, please, Figaro": The Barber of Seville at Longborough

By , 06 July 2014
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London

A Tale of Two Hearts: Dickensian Rossini at Holland Park

By , 07 June 2014
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Chicago

A Barber of visual intelligence at the Lyric Opera in Chicago

By , 06 February 2014
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Naples

A revived Barbiere cheers at Teatro di San Carlo

By , 16 January 2014
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San Francisco

New Barber comes to San Francisco Opera

By , 13 November 2013
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Madrid

Il Barbiere di Siviglia opens at the Teatro Real in Madrid

By , 15 September 2013
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London

Outstanding Rossini singing from Lucy Crowe in ENO's Barber of Seville

By , 25 February 2013
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Haverford

AVA's frothy Barber a showcase for rising stars

By , 13 November 2012
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Bristol

Opera Project's The Barber of Seville in Bristol

By , 15 June 2012
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Boston

Boston Lyric Opera offers an irresistible Barber of Seville

By , 09 March 2012
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London

ETO serve up classic comedy in The Barber of Seville

By , 08 March 2012
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Sydney

Opera Australia’s The Barber of Seville is remarkable musical theatre at its best

By , 24 March 2011
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London

Aleksandra Kurzak shines as Rossini's Rosina

By , 18 January 2011
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© Philippe Gromelle
Orange

Le Barbier de Séville aux Chorégies d’Orange : quand le cinéma s’invite à l’opéra

By , 31 July 2018
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Martin Platz (Graf Almaviva), Herrenchor © Jutta Missbach
Nuremberg

Raffiniert ins 20. Jahrhundert transponiert: Rossinis Barbier als quirlige Ensembleleistung in Nürnberg

By , 13 May 2018
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Michele Angelini (Graf Almaviva) und Florian Sempey (Figaro) © Pascal Amos Rest
Dortmund

Der Barbier von Sevilla oder Rhorers rasanter Ritt auf der Rasierklinge

By , 19 December 2017
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