The Barber of Seville

Gioachino Rossini

Sense of humour

“The Barber of Seville” is the quintessential comic opera and irrefutable proof that opera is not just drama and tragedy, but also pure entertainment. In this show, we’ll learn about the essential “ingredients” in Rossini’s music: staccato, crescendo, patter song, the fifth interval and coloratura. To do so, we’ll go backstage during the dress rehearsal of this opera at Barcelona’s Gran Teatro del Liceu and we’ll visit one of its protagonists in his dressing room, Carlos Chausson, a renowned buffo bass. And Italian mezzosoprano Annalisa Stroppa, who plays the role of Rosina, will wow us with her particular vocal technique. We also propose a musical experiment in an old blacksmith’s shop that will surprise many. And we’ll talk about all these characteristics with Joan Font from the theatre group “Els Comediants”, and the stage director of this operatic show at the Liceu. Of course, we wouldn’t forget the big hit from “The Barber of Seville”, one that many of us have hummed over and over again: the popular and characteristic “Figaro”. And we’ll do this in the company of a very special audience and in an unusual setting: an amusement park.


“Tristan und Isolde” Festival de Bayreuth UNITEL 1995
"Lucrezia Borgia" Bayersiche Staatsoper ZDF 3sat, UNITEL 2009

"Guillaume Tell" Rossini Opera Festival UNITEL 2014

"La Cenerentola" Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona, UNITEL 2008


Carlos Chausson
Annalisa Stroppa
Joan Font