Sunday 07.10.2018 | 6 p.m. | Opernhaus

Der Barbier von Sevilla

Il barbiere di Siviglia

Gioacchino Rossini


Opera buffa in two acts


Opera buffa in two acts | Libretto by Cesare Sterbini after the comedy by Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais | In Italian with German supertitles | Playing time ca. 3  hours | One intermission

Man. The most … rational of beings? Claus Guth’s production is at once a refreshing study of the interaction between man and animal, and a charming entreaty on behalf of the compulsive, instinct-driven personality of the species known as Homo sapiens.

This exquisite bel canto opera is based on the turbulent comedy of the same name by Beaumarchais. The libretto – rife with ingenious absurdities and effervescent situational comedy – inspired Rossini to create a vivacious work of musical art overflowing with refined melodies and lively rhythms.


Christoph Gedschold Musikalische Leitung
Alexander Stessin Choreinstudierung
Wallis Giunta Rosina
Martha Eason Berta
Siyabonga Maqungo Graf Almaviva
Jonathan Michie Figaro
José Fardilha Bartolo
Sejong Chang Don Basilio
Andreas David Fiorillo