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

True love's groom.

Rossini’s rapid-fire romp kicks off with a famous overture and veers into a hilarious series of disguises, trickery and tomfoolery. Determined to win the heart of the beautiful, strong-willed Rosina (mezzo Jennifer Holloway, in her role and company debuts) with charm and wit— rather than nobility and wealth—Count Almaviva (tenor Taylor Stayton) enlists the help of the wily Figaro (baritone Jonathan Beyer) to steal her away from the lecherous Dr. Bartolo (bass Kevin Burdette). This 17th-century love story gets a rousing facelift complete with vibrant Spanish staging and a catalog of hits from the famous “Figaro! Figaro! Figaro!” of “Largo al factotum” to Rosina’s equally spectacular “Una voce poco fa.”


Academy of Music
Part of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
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 54 minutes, including one 20-minute intermission


Performed in Italian with English supertitles

New Production
Co-production with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis