Opera buffa in two acts (1816)
With vocal fireworks, scheming lovers and one very busy hairdresser, Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s colourful and witty production of Rossini’s comic opera is packed with fun and mischief.
When Rosina falls in love with a mysterious young suitor who calls himself Lindoro, she must use all her cunning – and a little help from her local barber – to outwit her calculating guardian Dr Bartolo. Expect heart-melting serenades, ridiculous disguises and a fairy-tale ending waiting just out of reach.
From the barber’s famous opening number ‘Largo al factotum,’ with its cry of ‘Figaro! Figaro!,’ to Rosina’s feisty aria ‘Una voce poco fa,’ it’s a riotously entertaining affair.
Rafael Payare makes his Royal Opera House debut conducting an outstanding international cast that includes Andrzej Filończyk, Aigul Akhmetshina, Lawrence Brownlee and Bryn Terfel.