The Barber of Seville

July 14 - August 25, 2018

Gioachino Rossini/Cesare Sterbini

Rossini’s comic bel canto masterpiece The Barber of Seville will be presented in a production directed by Francesca Zambello and conducted by Glimmerglass Festival Music Director Joseph Colaneri. With its famed overture that inspired the appropriately named cartoon “Rabbit of Seville” from Looney Tunes, the opera tells the story of Count Almaviva, a young nobleman who allies with Figaro, the titular barber, in order to woo Rosina. She is the mysterious ward of the elderly and foolish Dr. Bartolo who plans to marry her himself. Laughs and hilarity ensue as Figaro and the Count scheme against their adversaries.


saturday 14
friday 20
monday 23m
saturday 28m
tuesday 31m


friday 03
thursday 09
saturday 11m
monday 13m
sunday 19m
saturday 25

m = matinee

Subscriptions are on sale now, and single tickets go on sale to the public January 29, 2018.


Conductor Joseph Colaneri
Director Francesca Zambello
Sets John Conklin
Costumes Lynly Saunders
Lighting Robert Wierzel
Hair & Makeup Dave Bova & J. Jared Janas

Figaro Joshua Hopkins
Rosina Emily D'Angelo
Count Almaviva David Walton
Doctor Bartolo Dale Travis