Il barbiere di Siviglia – 2014 Season

Gioachino Rossini


The edition of Il barbiere di Siviglia used in these performances is published by Bärenreiter-Edition Kassel, edited by Patricia B. Brauner. Performed by arrangement with Faber Music Ltd, London.

Opera in two acts

Libretto by Cesare Sterbini, based on Pierre Beaumarchais’s comedy Le barbier de Séville Sung in Italian with English surtitles

First performed 20 February 1816, Teatro Argentine, Rome

With the City of London Sinfonia and Opera Holland Park Chorus

New production

Opera Holland Park, Holland Park, London


16 June Young Artists generously supported by Mrs Christine Collins Chorus generously supported by Mrs Angela Lascelles

Matthew Waldren generously supported by Fiona and Andrew Brannon


2014 Performances at 7.30pm, June 15 performance at 2pm on June 7, 11, 13, 15 (matinee and audio described performance), 16 (featuring artists from The Christine Collins Young Artists), 18, 20, 25, 28


Conductor Matthew Waldren

Director Oliver Platt

Designer Neil Irish

Lighting Designer Mark Jonathan

Fight Director Alison de Burgh

Répétiteur Eunjung Lee

Chorus Master Dane Lam

Language Coach Paola Quaglia

Stage Manager Olivia Dermot Walsh

Deputy Stage Manager Hannah Boustred

Assistant Stage Manager John Nicoll




Figaro Nicholas Lester

Rosina Kitty Whately

Count Almaviva Nico Darmanin

Doctor Bartolo Jonathan Veira

Don Basilio William Robert Allenby

Berta Alinka Kozari

Fiorello Nicholas Crawley

Ambrogio Tom Asher

An Officer Alistair Sutherland

Boy Jack Lander


The Christine Collins Young Artists for 16 June performance

Associate Conductor Dane Lam

Associate Director Fiona Williams

Rosina Chloë Treharne

Berta Rosanne Havel

Fiorello Tom Asher

Ambrogio René Bloice-Sanders

An Officer Ashley Mercer