The Barber of Seville

  • Music
  • Classical and opera
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Barber of Seville
London Coliseum , Covent Garden Until Wednesday November 11 2015
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English National Opera presents Rossini's comic masterpiece – a prequel to 'The Marriage of Figaro', it remains as tuneful, ironic and funny as ever. Set in an elegant comic-opera vision of eighteenth-century Seville, Jonathan Miller's Tiepolo-inspired staging brilliantly intercuts the traditions of the Italian commedia dell'arte and the Whitehall farce.

(Sung in English; running time: two hours and 50 minutes.)

Venue name: London Coliseum
Address: St Martin's Lane
Transport: Tube: Charing Cross
Price: £12-£99
Event phone: 0871 911 0200

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I really enjoyed this performance! The Barber of Sevilla is quite an entertaining opera and rather funny.

It was a bit usual to hear it performed in English - especially when it comes to the well know pieces like 'Figaro'. However, as I couldn't see the surtitles from where I was sitting, this was actually quite a good thing, as I could easily follow the plot.

The voices and the acting of the singers were excellent and I very much liked the stage design too.