Preview: The Barber of Seville @English National Opera

Opening on Monday 28th September, Jonathan Miller’s production of Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville returns to the London Coliseum for ten performances only.

Considered to be Rossini’s comic masterpiece, The Barber of Seville is a prequel to the story of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro and this return to the coliseum will be the twelfth revival of the production.

It will be conducted by Christopher Allen and sees English National Opera favourite Andrew Shore return as Bartolo, while Australian baritone Morgan Pearse will return to the venue as the title role, following his ENO debut in Terry Gilliam’s production of Benvenuto Cellini.

Meanwhile other members of the cast will include Kathryn Rudge (Rosina), Eleazar Rodriguez (Count Almaviva), Katherine Broderick (Berta) and Matthew Durkan (Fiorello).

The production transports audiences back into 18th century Seville and follows the adventures of the barber Figaro as he assists Count Almaviva to prise the beautiful Rosina from her guardian Dr Bartolo.

The Barber of Seville marks the UK debut of conductor Christopher Allen who is currently Associate Conductor for the Los Angeles Opera. He made his Asian debut conducting The Barber of Seville at the Daegu Opera House last year.

Opening on the 28th September, performances for The Barber of Seville will run until 11th November. There will also be an opportunity for those unable to get tickets or come to London to see it at cinemas across the UK and Ireland – as well as selected cinemas worldwide – when the production is broadcast on the 19th October at 7.30pm.

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