WNO Barber of Seville

‘Figaro forever’ season

Welsh National Opera's The Barber of Seville

Rossini

Archived

Tuesday 5 - Friday 8 April 2016 Download Calendar

The Lyric

Details

The Barber of Seville should be available on the NHS. Upbeat and optimistic, Rossini’s sunniest creation is the perfect pick-me up. Its fantastic slapstick energy is destined to rub off on anyone who sees it.

The pace is fast and never lets up from the start. Everyone is carried along by a whirlwind of crazy disguises, twists and turns and unlikely interventions. Barber opens with one of the best loved of all overtures, full of wit and playfulness. Figaro lets us know he is society’s problem solver in the great comic aria, ‘Largo al factotum’. Rosina’s sparkling aria Una voce poco fa makes it very clear that she’s not someone you’d want to mess with. We have assembled an exceptional cast of comic performers including the peerless Andrew Shore as the greedy Doctor Bartolo.

This is Welsh National Opera’s first new production of The Barber of Seville for nearly 30 years. It is the perfect opportunity to bask in the warmth and sunniness of this ultimate feel-good opera with a sparkling new translation by Kelley Rourke.

Conductor James Southall
Director Sam Brown
Set Designer Ralph Koltai
Costume Designer Sue Blane
Lighting Designer Linus Fellbom
Assistant Set Designer Robin Don

Cast

Figaro Nicholas Lester
Rosina Claire Booth
Count Almaviva Nico Darmanin
Bartolo Andrew Shore
Basilio Richard Wiegold

Pricing & Concessions

Performances on Tuesday 5th and Friday 8th April 2016 at 7.15pm

Full price:
A £51, B (stalls) £44, B (circle, restricted view of surtitles) £33, C £31, D £22, E £12

Please note: Prices include a 70p per ticket booking fee.

Under 16s, Student, Unwaged, Young Company:
Half price tickets in A, B & C

Over 60s, Disabled:
£5 off A, B & C

Corporate Members:
£5 off A, B & C

Friends:
£4 off A, B & C

People’s Company:
£3.50 off A, B & C

Groups of 10+:
£2.50 off each ticket A, B & C

Groups of 20+:
£3.50 off each ticket A, B & C

Groups of 40+:
£4.50 off each ticket A, B & C

School groups of 10+:
£10 tickets in A, B & C

Under 30s Special Offer:
£5 tickets in A, B & C (Limited availability – available through Box Office only)

WNO Youth and Community Groups:
£5 tickets in A, B & C (Limited availability – available through Box Office only)

Packages:
Book two operas at the same time and receive 20% off each ticket. Must be purchased at same time and in same price band – A, B or C (Box Office bookings only).
Book three operas at the same time and receive 25% off each ticket. Must be purchased at same time and in same price band – A, B or C (Box Office bookings only).

Please note: Prices include a 70p per ticket booking fee. Concessions exclude price band E in The Lyric.