The Roya Opera
Expect heart-melting serenades, ridiculous disguises and a fairytale ending waiting just out of reach. From the barber’s opening number ‘Largo al factotum’, with its cry of ‘Figaro!,’ to Rosina’s feisty aria ‘Una voce poco fa,’ Gioachino Rossini’s comic opera is a riotously entertaining affair.
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.
Rafael Payare makes his Royal Opera House debut conducting an outstanding international cast that includes: Aigul Akhmetshina (Rosina), Andrzej Filonczyk (Figaro), Lawrence Brownlee (Count Almaviva), Bryn Terfel (Don Basilio), Fabio Capitanucci (Doctor Bartolo), Ailish Tynan (Berta), Josef Jeongmeen Ahn (Fiorello). Sung in Italian with English subtitles.
225m approx including 2 intervals
Wed 15 Feb 19:00 (LIVE)
Sun 19 Feb 14:15 (Encore)