by Gioacchino Rossini
a light-hearted melodrama
in two acts, libretto
by C. Sterbini
Every Wednesday and Sunday
Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) is an opera by Gioacchino Rossini, with its libretto by Cesare Sterbini, based on a play with the same name by PierreAugustin Caron de Beaumarchais. The opera is set in the 17th century and therefore the halls of Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto are the ideal setting, embellished and complemented by its magnificent Baroque furnishings.
The two acts are performed in three different halls: the Portego (the central hall), Tiepolo Hall and the bedroom with an alcove; during the interval, it is possible to appreciate the splendour of the halls facing the Grand Canal. The palace architecture, with its countless doors in high-quality wood, allows the artists to move around an “all-round” stage space so that the audience can fully participate in Rossini’s most amusing opera.
The interiors environments are candlelit and the elegant costumes, designed by Anthony Knight, are inspired by period clothes and made of the finest fabrics.
The exhilarating direction combined with the vocal and instrumental virtuosity of the performers will guarantee the spectators a vibrant, cheerful evening.
Approximately 2 hours, including the interval. The Palace opens to the public at 8 pm, the performance starts at 8.30 pm.
During the interval, in the halls overlooking the Grand Canal, our guests will be free to taste top quality wines and soft drinks.
Italian, no subtitles
The cost of the membership card is 75 euro. The purchase of the card grants the ability to book and attend one of the evening concerts by Musica a Palazzo at no additional cost and all the cultural activities organized by the Association.
Starting from January 1 2017, the cost of the card will be 85 euro.
The Barbiere di Siviglia is staged every Wednesday and Sunday.
Choose from one of the following available dates from the calendar below and enter your booking details.