Performance dates & times

Thursday 12 Dec 2019
7:30 PM
Saturday 14 Dec 2019
1:00 PM

Running Time 2 hours, 25 minutes (plus interval)

Price range

Single tickets
$30 - $149
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Rossini’s most popular opera, which offers a delightful romp full of farcical frivolity.

Featuring some of opera’s most recognisable music, this madcap masterpiece is a paean to impertinence that will make you beam with joy and grin with delight.

Count Almaviva is hopelessly in love with the beautiful, young Rosina but first he must prise her from the clutches of her guardian, the lecherous Doctor Bartolo. Lucky for them, the flamboyant and cunning town barber Figaro has a few tricks up his sleeve.

One of Italy’s most renowned Rosinas, Chiara Amarù joins a stellar Australian cast in an essential, made-for-touring interpretation of this exuberant opera buffa, in the tradition of commedia dell’arte.

Don’t miss Rossini at his best with this hilarious night at the opera.


Gioachino Rossini
Cesare Sterbini
Richard Mills
Director and Staging Concept
Elizabeth Hill

Cast and creative

Count Almaviva
Brenton Spiteri
Doctor Bartolo
Warwick Fyfe
José Carbó
Stephen Marsh
Chiara Amarù
Kathryn Radcliffe
Orchestra Victoria

  • Victorian Opera

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