Il barbiere di Siviglia

Opera: Work details

Composer: Gioachino Rossini
Music title: Il barbiere di Siviglia (1816)
Librettist: Cesare Sterbini
Work definition: Commedia in two acts
Title notes: Also known as 'The Barber of Seville'
After: After the play 'Le barbier de Seville' by Pierre-Augustin Beaumarchais and the libretto often attributed to Giuseppe Petrosellini for the opera 'Il barbiere di Siviglia' by Giovanni Paisiello (1782, St Petersburg)
Language: Italian
World premiere: 20 February 1816, Teatro Argentina, Rome
ROH premiere: 13 October 1818, Henry Harris and John Philip Kemble Company
ROH company premiere: 16 May 1960, Covent Garden Opera Company, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Productions
Il barbiere di Siviglia (1960) Covent Garden Opera Company (9 performances online)
Il barbiere di Siviglia (1985) The Royal Opera (15 performances online)
Il barbiere di Siviglia (1997) The Royal Opera (1 performance online)
Il barbiere di Siviglia (2005) The Royal Opera (24 performances online)

Performances not linked to a production
30 May 1977 Evening 8.15pm Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
21 July 2007 Evening 7.30pm Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London