The Barber of Seville

Gioachino Rossini

The Barber of Seville

(Il barbiere di Siviglia)
Sept. 26, 28m, Oct. 1, 3, 5m, 2014 | Academy of Music
Opera at the Academy
Individual tickets go on sale Wednesday, August 13, 2014.

True love's groom.

What is a man without his name? His title? His fortune? In Rossini’s timeless romantic comedy, the cunning Count Almaviva peels away his nobility and wealth in pursuit of true love. Through a series of disguises, personas, traps, and haircuts, he and his barber/accomplice Figaro show us why many consider The Barber of Seville to be the quintessential comedic opera. A dynamic cast puts their talents center stage as this 17th-century love tale gets a rousing facelift. Complete with vibrant Spanish staging and a rapid-fire catalog of hits, this exciting new co-production proves that at the heart of every romance is deception.


Academy of Music
240 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Performance Schedule:

Friday, September 26, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, October 3, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 2:30 p.m.

Estimated Running Time:

Approximately two hours and 40 minutes, including one 20-minute intermission


Performed in Italian with English supertitles

New Production
Co-production with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis