What’s On: NZ Opera presents: The Barber of Seville

This “riotously funny, utterly assured production” (The Australian) of Rossini’s crazy comic opera The Barber of Seville will finally make it to our shores, after receiving rave reviews in Queensland and Seattle.

Directed by Lindy Hume and designed by Kiwi powerhouse Tracy Grant Lord, this monumentally mad opera is bursting with energy, sass and colour. The vibrant on-stage visuals set the scene for an energetic score and madcap tale, performed by a thrilling internationally renowned ensemble with stunning voices and undeniable acting chops.

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Also featuring the Freemasons New Zealand Opera Chorus and our top regional orchestras in each city, under the baton of New Zealand Opera Director of Music, Wyn Davies. The Barber of Seville is this year’s best opportunity to experience a full noise opera production.

The Barber of Seville visits Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

6-15 June, ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, Auckland |Book at Ticketmaster
29 June – 6 July, Opera House, Wellington |Book at Ticketmaster
1-7 August, Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch |Book at Ticketek


Count Almaviva John Tessier (Canada)
Rosina Sandra Piques Eddy (USA)
Figaro Morgan Pearse (Australia/New Zealand)
Dr Bartolo Andrew Collis (Australia)
Don Basilio Ashraf Sewailam (Egypt)
Berta Morag Atchison (New Zealand)
Fiorello/Officer James Harrison (Akl) (New Zealand)
Fiorello/Officer Joel Amosa (Wgtn/Chc) (New Zealand)
Ambrogio Jesse Wikiriwhi (New Zealand)
Conductor Wyn Davies
Director Lindy Hume
Set and Costume Designer Tracy Grant Lord
Lighting Designer Matthew Marshall
Assistant Director Jacqueline Coats

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