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The Barber of Seville - Scottish Opera

  • 23 Nov–25 Nov 2023
  • His Majesty's Theatre

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The Barber of Seville – Scottish Opera

‘…the production is a pleasure which deserves to be repeated’ – The Scotsman

Back by popular demand, Sir Thomas Allen (The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute, Don Giovanni) creates a riotous production of Rossini’s beloved comedy. The action centres around Figaro, one of opera’s most delightful characters and perhaps the only voice of reason in a world of young love and old foolishness. When Count Almaviva sets his sights on the beautiful Rosina, he enlists Figaro – barber, fixer, and all-round man of action – to help woo her. It is no easy feat: Rosina’s guardian Doctor Bartolo keeps her under lock and key with the intention of marrying her himself!

The multiplying disguises, pranks, and daring escapes engineered by Figaro are enhanced by Simon Higlett’s enchanting designs, bright with Spanish colours. This revival is sung in English for a fresh spin on Rossini’s larger-than-life characters and antics.

With Rossini’s signature toe-tapping ensembles, high-speed patter and lively arias, this masterpiece is a joyful theatrical experience packing in one comic scene after another.

Cast & Creatives

Susannah Wapshott

Sir Thomas Allen

Assistant Director
Mark Burns

Simon Higlett

Lighting Designer
Mark Jonathan

Assistant Lighting Designer
Callum Macdonald

Samuel Dale Johnson

Simone McIntosh

Count Almaviva
Anthony Gregory

Doctor Bartolo
David Stout

Don Basilio
John Molloy

Inna Husieva

Ross Cumming


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Enhance your experience of The Barber of Seville with a pre-show talk on Saturday 25 November at 6pm.


Group discounts available:
SCHOOL GROUPS 10+: £15 per ticket (rear stalls and upper circle only) plus 1 in 10 free

Important information

Sung in English with English supertitles
Translation by Amanda Holden


Approx. 2 hrs 50 mins with a 20 minute interval


£67- £23; UNDER 26 - £15 tickets


Friends’ discount

£4 off Thursday performance

The Terrace

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His Majesty’s Theatre’s brand new bar and café, The Terrace is now open.

Bookings for The Terrace are now open for everyone, whether you are attending a show at the theatre or not. You can complement and enhance your theatre experience with light lunches before a matinee or meals with an evening show. Or pop in for a coffee, or a drink and enjoy the view.