There's more to the art form than doom and gloom, as a number of comic gems prove.
News and features regarding ‘Il barbiere di Siviglia by Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’
- 22 May 2017
- 27 September 2016
Far from a random choice, why making Figaro a barber gives the hero of Mozart and Rossini's operas a controversial, revolutionary spin.
- 14 September 2016
Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s production of Il barbiere di Siviglia has been a firm favourite at the Royal Opera House since its 2005 premiere.
- 2 September 2016
Patrice Caurier and Moshe Leiser’s production of Rossini’s most popular comedy thinks outside the box by performing within one.
- 25 August 2016
Upcoming radio broadcasts from Covent Garden include Così fan tutte, Norma and The Barber of Seville.
- 19 August 2016
Planning your next holiday? Tour opera and ballet settings to experience the locations that inspired composers and choreographers.
- 18 November 2014
Conductor Mark Elder and mezzo-soprano Rachel Kelly explore the music of Rossini through Il barbiere di Siviglia.
- 2 October 2014
The enclosed set of The Royal Opera's production of Rossini's masterpiece heightens the comedy and the pathos.
- 23 September 2014
Storms as a narrative and compositional device in Rigoletto, Idomeneo and Il barbiere di Siviglia.
- 18 September 2014
Rossini scales new comic heights in this brilliant finale, a tangled web of farce that shows off his skill in writing for ensembles.
- 10 September 2014
Straitjacketed by musical and theatrical convention, how did Rossini create one operatic masterpiece, let alone ten?
- 5 September 2014
Our quick guide to Rossini's comic masterpiece, The Barber of Seville.