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The Barber of Seville

Arguably the funniest of all comic operas, Rossini’s delightful, vivacious romp kicks off with an instantly recognizable overture, gains speed with a non-stop parade of hit tunes, and concludes with an “all is forgiven” finale bubbling over with joy. Laugh along with a series of knockabout tricks fit for a Bugs Bunny cartoon that make this energetic invention as fresh and appealing now as when it first burst onto the scene.

In Italian with English subtitles | at McCaw Hall
Approximate Running Time: 3 hours, with 1 intermission

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Preview of The Barber of Seville by General Director Speight Jenkins. Hear more audio clips by launching the Seattle Opera Audio Player.



Preview Trailer

The Barber is here! Preview the singers, story overview, and some of the many slapstick moments in this laugh-out-loud production. See both casts ham it up while delivering impressive vocal acrobatics - for nine performances only.


Director’s Talk

Barber Stage Director Peter Kazaras has a story to tell! In this video, learn about the Barber artists and their characters, and find out how the show is coming together in rehearsal, all straight from Kazaras and the cast members. Includes footage of singers in rehearsal.


Behind the Scenes: Wigs

Fitting for a night with the barber, the behind-the-scenes video takes you to our hair and makeup department, where you can explore the role of hair—how it makes the characters come to life and how much meticulous work goes into making the big, eighteenth-century-style wigs we see on stage.


Speight's Corner

General Director Speight Jenkins tells all, including why The Barber of Seville is one of the world's most popular operas and which singer is the reason we are doing this production in the first place. Plus, Speight previews the all-star cast along with clips from their previous roles here in Seattle.

Banner Photo Credit
The Barber of Seville © Rozarii Lynch Photo

Sat, Jan 15, 2011 7:30 PM

Sun, Jan 16, 2011 2:00 PM

Wed, Jan 19, 2011 7:30 PM

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Sun, Jan 23, 2011 2:00 PM

Wed, Jan 26, 2011 7:30 PM

Fri, Jan 28, 2011 7:30 PM

Sat, Jan 29, 2011 7:30 PM

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