an opera buffa by G. Rossini

Rossini’s comic caper ‘The Barber of Seville’ is a story of mistaken identity, misplaced affection, and the mysteries and mischief of young love. It is considered to be one the greatest masterpieces of comedy within music and has remained hugely popular for the two hundred years since its creation.

The cast features some of Australia’s finest emerging opera artists accompanied by chamber orchestra, conducted by Josh van Konkelenberg.

Director   Tessa Bremner OAM
Conductor   Josh van Konkelenberg
Set Designer   Ian Macdonald
Costume Designer   Giovina d’Angelo
Lighting Designer   Brenton Watson

Figaro   Shoumendu Schornikow / Daniel Smerdon
Rosina   Bronwyn Douglass / Livia Brash
Count Almaviva  Shanul Sharma / Branko Lovrinov
Doctor Bartolo   Matt Biscombe / Daniel Smerdon
Don Basilio   Eddie Muliaumaseali’i
Berta   Sidonie Henbest
Fiorello   Rod Schultz
Chorus   Peter Deane, Duncan Vecchiarelli, David Visentin

With the musicians of the Royal Commonwealth Society Ensemble

“In contrast to the sometimes brash and crude characters, Rossini’s glittering score and ensemble writing makes for a scintillating and gripping evening of theatre.” – Joshua van Konkelenberg (conductor)