Glyndebourne 2017 Il Barbiere di Siviglia


Wednesday 29 November - Saturday 2 December 2017 Download Calendar

The Lyric


The battle of the sexes becomes a battle of wits in Rossini’s most popular comedy.

Clever Figaro, the famous Barber of Seville, has much to gain if he can win Count Almaviva his chosen bride. But the crafty would-be bride, Rosina, is already several steps ahead of him, plotting to escape her guardian Dr Bartolo, who has kept her captive for long enough as he wishes to marry her himself.

Rossini’s most popular comedy comes roaring back in a production whose wit and playful energy springs directly from Rossini’s buoyant music. Director Annabel Arden creates a sultry, surreal and subtly Spanish world lightly touched by magic in which ‘she pulls off trick after trick with such speed and deftness that the eye is constantly delighted and dazzled’ (The Independent).

Creative team
Conductor Ben Gernon
Director Annabel Arden

Cast includes
Count Almaviva: Jack Swanson
Figaro: Tobias Greenhalgh
Rosina: Laura Verrecchia
Dr Bartolo Marco: Filippo Romano
Berta: Janis Kelly
Basilio: Anatoli Sivko

The Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra

The Glyndebourne Chorus

‘A triumphant celebration of Rossini’s musical genius’ Independent

Free Pre Performance Talk Wednesday 29 November 6:15pm

Free bite-sized introductions to the operas. Each talk is presented by an opera expert and lasts 30 minutes. Please call Box Office on 01752 267222 to book your free place

Pricing & Concessions

Price band A: £52.50
Price band B: £47.50
Price band O: £40 (restricted surtitle view)
Price band C: £34
Price band D: £30
Price band E: £16 (restricted view)

View our seating map here

Under 16s, Student, Unwaged, Young Company
Half price tickets price band A, B, O & C Wednesday only

Under 30s Offer
£10 tickets price band A, B, O & C Wednesday only

£4 off A & B Wednesday only

Over 60s, People’s Company
£3.50 off A, B, O & C Wednesday only

£12 off A, B, O & C Wednesday only

Corporate Members:
£5 off A, B & O Wednesday only

Groups of 10+:
£3.50 off per ticket A, B, O & C

Groups of 20+:
£4.50 off per ticket A, B, O & C plus 1 complimentary organiser ticket

Groups of 40+:
£5.50 off per ticket plus 1 complimentary organiser ticket

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