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The Barber of Seville Tickets

London Coliseum

Rossini’s divine comic opera fizzes with joyful melodies, mischievous plots and young love that wins the day.

Fun and Frivolity With The Barber of Seville Tickets

Young lovers have a very close shave in The Barber of Seville at the London Coliseum! This frivolous, spirited opera is one of Italian composer Gioachino Rossini’s most famous. Performed by the English National Opera, it is a pure joy from start to end and a fantastic choice if you want to see an opera in London.

About The Barber of Seville

Get ready to laugh at Figaro’s outrageous escapades as he helps Count Almaviva sweep beautiful Rosina off her feet and away from her lustful and controlling guardian, Dr. Bartolo. No stone goes unturned in his efforts to help the young lovers be together - ridiculous disguises, deceptions, mistaken identities and a very close shave abound in this absurd and hilarious story.

Rossini’s The Barber of Seville opera is a comic masterpiece that twinkles with mischief in every note. If the main character’s name sounds familiar, you might be pleased to hear that Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro - another opera favourite - is an adaptation of the same series of plays by Pierre Beaumarchais.

The Barber of Seville Songs

The Barber of Seville is full of music that you may already recognise, even if you have never watched an opera before. The most famous aria, “Largo al factotum” (“Make way for the servant who does everything”) is a jaunty, upbeat number that has been used in the Looney Tunes episode The Rabbit of Seville and in Tom and Jerry.

Rossini’s music in this popular opera is in the bel canto style - literally, “beautiful singing”, and is incredibly accessible and memorable for anyone interested in seeing a show in this genre for the first time.

ENO The Barber of Seville Cast and Creatives

In director Jonathan Miller’s classic production - conducted by Roderick Cox - the theatrical worlds of Italian commedia dell’arte and Whitehall farce combine for frivolous fun, memorable music and entertainment. Miller was a hugely prolific director who helmed over 50 opera productions across the world during his career. Any show that has his name attached is sure to be a treat.

The London cast of The Barber of Seville includes Charles Rice as Figaro, bass-baritone Simon Bailey as Dr. Bartolo, Innocent Masuku as Count Almaviva and Anna Devin in her ENO debut as Rosina.

Tickets for The Barber of Seville in London On Sale Now

The Barber of Seville really is an unmissable delight: it promises fun, frivolity and gorgeous music in one of opera’s funniest works.

Sorry this show closed 29 February 2024, we recommend these similar productions.

Performance dates:
29 Feb 2024 - 29 Feb 2024
Running time:
3 hours and 5 minutes including an interval.
Age recommendation:
Best for age 5+
Audience Notes:
This production is sung in English, with subtitles projected above the stage.

The Barber of Seville Reviews

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Cited as an opera for those new to Opera, it is a peculiar affair. The title character is not the romantic lead and doesn't do the most singing. He does, however, perform the most well known song "Figaro" - which comes very early on in the 3 hour ope Read more

Performance date: 12 February 2024

Very funny. A comedy and it was unlike an opera that I've seen before. Lots of laughter from the audience.

Performance date: 27 February 2024

Fabulous production of this opera. Completely understandable why they keep bring this production back. The performers were also fabulous.

Performance date: 22 February 2024
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