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The barber
of Seville

Scene fra Barberen i Sevilla, med Rosina (Angela Brower) i brudekjole Photo: Erik Berg
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Running
2. October–29. October
SCENE
Main Stage
Duration
3 h 10 min / 1 break

A vitamin boost of an opera

Rossini’s masterpiece is bursting with exuberant music, captivating comedy and ingenious disguises. This performance is ever so ready to enchant you!

The young girl Rosina lives in the home of the old doctor Bartolo, who dreams of marrying her. But Count Almaviva has fallen head over heels in love with the girl and tries to win her heart.  

The city’s self-proclaimed handyman, the barber Figaro, comes to the count’s rescue. This sets the stage for bribes, betrayal and comic complications. How does Figaro plan to unravel all the knots to save the day – and love? 

Comedy and tragedy go hand in hand 

The characters all have their unpleasant sides, from selfishness and desire to greed. Director Jetske Mijnssen takes this seriously and shows how comedy is never far from tragedy.  

The Barber of Seville is one of three plays by Pierre Beaumarchais and is a prequel to the Marriage of Figaro. In that play, Count Almaviva has won his Rosina, but it is not a happy marriage. Knowing this gives a different tone to Rossini’s comic opera about the young love between Rosina and Count Almaviva. 

Fainting women 

Gioachino Rossini left behind an impressive 39 operas when he died in 1868. The Barber of Seville is his best known and most frequently performed opera.  

In France, Rossini was nicknamed ‘Monsieur Crescendo’ because his music increases gradually in intensity. It is said that several women had to be carried out of opera houses after fainting due to the intense power of Rossini’s music.  

So, make your way to the Oslo Opera House and get ready for a classic feel-good opera of the highest calibre! 

  • Free introduction one hour before the performance

  

The production makes this evergreen repertoire interesting in a way I never thought possible. 

  – Dagsavisen 

  

  

 

Artistic team and cast

  • Music
    Gioachino Rossini
  • Libretto
    Cesare Sterbini
  • Original title
    Il barbiere di Siviglia
  • Conductor
    Daniel Cohen
  • Director
    Jetske Mijnssen
  • Set design
    Herbert Murauer
  • Costumes
    Julia Katharina Berndt
  • Lighting design
    Mark Van Denesse
  • Choreographer
    Lillian Stillwell
  • Participants
    Men's Chorus, Opera Orchestra
    • Figaro
        • 2. Oct 2022 18:00
        • 8. Oct 2022 18:00
        • 12. Oct 2022 19:00
        • 15. Oct 2022 18:00
        • 18. Oct 2022 19:00
        • 21. Oct 2022 18:00
        • 26. Oct 2022 19:00
        • 29. Oct 2022 18:00
    • Rosina
        • 2. Oct 2022 18:00
        • 8. Oct 2022 18:00
        • 12. Oct 2022 19:00
        • 15. Oct 2022 18:00
        • 18. Oct 2022 19:00
        • 21. Oct 2022 18:00
        • 26. Oct 2022 19:00
        • 29. Oct 2022 18:00
    • Grev Almaviva
        • 2. Oct 2022 18:00
        • 8. Oct 2022 18:00
        • 12. Oct 2022 19:00
        • 15. Oct 2022 18:00
        • 18. Oct 2022 19:00
        • 21. Oct 2022 18:00
        • 26. Oct 2022 19:00
        • 29. Oct 2022 18:00
    • Dr. Bartolo
        • 2. Oct 2022 18:00
        • 8. Oct 2022 18:00
        • 12. Oct 2022 19:00
        • 15. Oct 2022 18:00
        • 18. Oct 2022 19:00
        • 21. Oct 2022 18:00
        • 26. Oct 2022 19:00
        • 29. Oct 2022 18:00
    • Berta
        • 2. Oct 2022 18:00
        • 8. Oct 2022 18:00
        • 12. Oct 2022 19:00
        • 15. Oct 2022 18:00
        • 18. Oct 2022 19:00
        • 21. Oct 2022 18:00
        • 26. Oct 2022 19:00
        • 29. Oct 2022 18:00
    • Don Basilio
        • 2. Oct 2022 18:00
        • 8. Oct 2022 18:00
        • 12. Oct 2022 19:00
        • 15. Oct 2022 18:00
        • 18. Oct 2022 19:00
        • 21. Oct 2022 18:00
        • 26. Oct 2022 19:00
        • 29. Oct 2022 18:00
    • Fiorello
        • 2. Oct 2022 18:00
        • 8. Oct 2022 18:00
        • 12. Oct 2022 19:00
        • 15. Oct 2022 18:00
        • 18. Oct 2022 19:00
        • 21. Oct 2022 18:00
        • 26. Oct 2022 19:00
        • 29. Oct 2022 18:00
Price
100–900 kr
Language
italiensk
Subtitles
norsk og engelsk
  • Sunday 2. October
    18:00 / Main Stage
  • Saturday 8. October
    18:00 / Main Stage
  • Wednesday 12. October
    19:00 / Main Stage
  • Saturday 15. October
    18:00 / Main Stage
  • Tuesday 18. October
    19:00 / Main Stage
  • Friday 21. October
    18:00 / Main Stage
  • Wednesday 26. October
    19:00 / Main Stage
  • Saturday 29. October
    18:00 / Main Stage