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The Barber of Seville Tobacco Factory Theatres Bristol

The Barber of Seville Tobacco Factory Theatres:

Rossini classic, The Barber of Seville, will be coming to Tobacco Factory Theatres this autumn in a co-production with Opera Project.

The Barber will be at the Bristol theatre from Wednesday 18 September until Saturday 05 October 2019. With its pop culture hit Largo Al Factotum, the farcical comedy, prequel to Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, follows the romance of Count Almaviva and Rosina, assisted by Figaro the Barber and against the machinations of Dr Bartolo.

The production has been both translated into English and directed by Richard Studer and conducted by Jonathan Lyness.

Cast includes Philip Smith as Figaro, Rebecca Afonwy-Jones  as Rosina, William Wallace as Almaviva and Nicholas Folwell as Dr Bartolo.

“Barber is an absolute classic,” Director Richard Studer says. “It was composed in 1816 by a very young Italian composer, Rossini. He wrote three comedies and this was his crowning glory. Barber is a classic ‘opera buffa’ – farcical, funny, with characters of a type everyone would recognise.”

The running time is 2.45 hrs, with tickets start from £12. A number of tickets priced £10 will be available at each evening performance for £10

Tickets available from the box office on 0117 9020344 or online at: