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Gioachino Rossini

The Barber of Seville (Tasmania)

Princess Theatre, Launceston
21 Nov 2019

The funniest night you can have at the opera


Prepare for an evening of huge laughs with Rossini’s most popular opera, which offers a delightful romp full of farcical frivolity.

Featuring some of opera’s most recognisable music, this madcap masterpiece is a paean to impertinence that will make you beam with joy and grin with delight.

Count Almaviva is hopelessly in love with the beautiful, young Rosina but first he must prise her from the clutches of her guardian, the lecherous Doctor Bartolo. Lucky for them, the flamboyant and cunning town barber Figaro has a few tricks up his sleeve.

One of Italy’s most renowned Rosinas, Chiara Amarù joins a stellar Australian cast in an essential, made-for-touring interpretation of this exuberant opera buffa, in the tradition of commedia dell’arte.

Join us for this timeless work of comic genius and prodigious musical invention in Melbourne and Launceston, Tasmania.

Don’t miss Rossini at his best with this hilarious night at the opera.


Princess Theatre Launceston, Tasmania

Thursday 21 November 2019, 7:30pm

Running time is approximately 2 hours and 25 minutes, plus one interval

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

Cast & Creatives

Composer Gioachino Rossini
Librettist Cesare Sterbini
Conductor Richard Mills
Director Elizabeth Hill


Count Almaviva Brenton Spiteri
Doctor Bartolo Warwick Fyfe
Rosina Chiara Amarù
Figaro José Carbó
Don Basilio Paolo Pecchioli
Fiorello Stephen Marsh
Berta Kathryn Radcliffe


Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

Book Tickets

Ticket Prices $39-$75

Price Type Premium A-Reserve B-Reserve C-Reserve
Adult $75 $65 $55 $39
Concession $65 $55 $45 $35
Senior $70 $60 $50 $35
30 Years and Under N//A $45 $35 $30
Group (6+) $70 $60 $50 $35

For single ticket phone bookings, please contact Princess Theatre, Launceston on (03) 6331 0052 from Monday 12 November. Single ticket prices are correct at time of publishing and may vary.

We strongly advise that tickets should only be purchased via authorised ticket sellers. For The Barber of Seville these include Arts Centre Melbourne (subscriptions), Princess Theatre, Tix, Showbiz and What's On Live. Princess Theatre can be accessed via links on this website. Tickets purchased through unauthorised sellers cannot be guaranteed.