New Zealand Opera presents
The Barber of Seville

Thu 1 August - Wed 7 August 2019

One of the craziest operatic comedies ever written. Rossini’s razor-sharp musical wit delivers in riotous technicolour. 

Dashing Count Almaviva is in love with the feisty young Rosina. But her guardian, Dr Bartolo, is determined to marry her himself. Cue Figaro – also known as The Barber of Seville – with a series of hare-brained schemes, one of which just might work. 

Count Almaviva: John Tessier

Rosina: Sandra Piques Eddy

Figaro: Morgan Pearse

Dr Bartolo: Andrew Collis

Don Basilio: Ashraf Sewailam

Berta: Morag Atchison

Fiorello/Officer: Joel Amosa

Conductor: Wyn Davies

Director: Lindy Hume

Set and Costume Designer: Tracy Grant Lord

Lighting Designer: Matthew Marshall

Assistant Director: Jacqueline Coats 

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra

Freemasons New Zealand Opera Chorus

The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini

Libretto by Cesare Sterbini

Sung in Italian with English surtitles 

A New Zealand Opera co-production with Opera Queensland and Seattle Opera.

Running Times:
Times are approx. and subject to change at any time.

  • Box Office Opens: 1 Hour Prior to each Performance
  • Box Office Closes: 15 Minutes after Interval

Tickets from $26.75