The Barber of Seville

A sweet comedy filled with humour and hilarity, love and trickery, performed by an extraordinary cast of Australia's best singers.

This season is subject to COVID-19 restrictions. To book as part of an opera package (2 or more operas) click here

ABOUT THE SHOW

A matchmaking barber with more skills than just cutting hair and pulling teeth. A lovelorn Count, in disguise, pursuing love while a lecherous guardian pursues money. All focused on the lovely Rosina, a woman of unique intelligence, charm, and wit.

Be immersed in this sweet comedy, filled with humour and hilarity, love and trickery, performed by an extraordinary cast of Australia’s best singers. This opera sets the first of the plays by French author Beaumarchais, the sequel to which we see with Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro.

Rossini’s comic masterpiece is brought to vibrant life in Lindy Hume’s energy-filled, colourful production that will delight all the senses. New to Perth audiences, this production comes to you from Seattle Opera, New Zealand Opera and Opera Queensland.

SUNG IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE is a co-production between Seattle Opera, New Zealand Opera and Opera Queensland. This production first premiered on 9 July 2016 in Brisbane, Australia. 

West Australian Opera dedicates THE BARBER OF SEVILLE to the late beautiful singer, artist and musician Taryn Fiebig (1972 - 2021).

Content Warning

The opera contains minor pyrotechnics, strobe, smoke and haze effects.

CAST

Conductor Burhan Guner 
Original Director Lindy Hume
Revival Director Jason Barry-Smith
Rehearsal Choreographer
Margrete Helgeby Chaney
Set and Costume Designer Tracy Grant Lord
Lighting Designer Matthew Marshall
Repetiteur & Fortepiano Tommaso Pollio
Onstage Guitar Jonathan Brain

Rosina Brigitte Heuser
Count Almaviva Michael Petruccelli
Figaro James Clayton
Doctor Bartolo Warwick Fyfe
Don Basilio Robert Hofmann
Berta Naomi Johns
Fiorello Lachlann Lawton
Officer Lachlann Lawton
Ambrogio Brendan Hanson
Notary Mark Alderson

WAO Chorus
WASO

PROGRAM

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BOOKINGS

Book via The Fork or call (08) 9265 0937

Under current State Government COVID-19 restrictions, the venue is able to operate at 100% capacity.

We will endeavour to present this event however, we will be operating as per COVID-19 restrictions and conditions may change rapidly.

For more information please contact Box Office on (08) 6212 9292

His Majesty’s Theatre and West Australian Opera have COVID-19 Safety Policies in place to maintain your safety at the theatre. These efforts include:

  • The completion of a COVID safety plan.
  • Hand sanitiser stations readily available.
  • Ongoing frequent deep cleaning regimes across all areas of the venue.
  • COVID safety trained staff in all areas.
  • Distanced markers for queuing.
  • Use of the WA Government's SafeWA digital contact register system. For more information please click HERE.

A digital programme for The Barber of Seville will be available to view for free on the WAO website in advance, so if you’d like to read it before the performance, you’ll be able to do so.

We are taking every measure possible to ensure audience safety, so printed programmes will not be available at the performances. 

Please do not attend a live performance if you are unwell. As an interim COVID-19 measure if you are unwell, please contact [email protected] prior to the performance to discuss your options with us. 

Event and ticketing details

Accessibility

Audio Described
Wheelchair Access
Language/sub-title available in english
Tactile Tour

Dates & Times

DURATION 2hr 40 min including one interval
17 April, 2021 Saturday - 7.30pm
20 April, 2021 Tuesday - 7.30pm
22 April, 2021 Thursday - 7.30pm
24 April, 2021 Saturday - 7.30pm

Location

His Majesty's Theatre

825 Hay Street

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