The Barber of Seville

Gioachino Rossini

The Barber of Seville is perfect for a summer’s night – bright and sprightly music combined with entertaining theatre. Fashion designer Teemu Muurimäki’s enchantingly exuberant yet super stylish costumes, eye-catching sets, Kari Heiskanen’s visionary direction and Rossini’s musical mastery go together like celebrations and champagne.

The success of the performance is ensured by a fresh cast of soloists experts on Italian repertoire. Rosina is courted by Count Almaviva, whose role is performed by Finland’s number one tenor, the internationally acclaimed Tuomas Katajala.

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To help you enjoy the performance without concerns and crowds, ourselves and our partners take safety extremely seriously and adhere to official guidelines. To ensure safe distancing, we are currently only selling half the seats for our performances.

All the summer 2020 ticket reservations have now been moved to summer 2022, and have been delivered to customers. Thank you for your patience! Read more here.

Team

  • Conductor

    Michele Gamba

  • Director

    Kari Heiskanen

  • Set designer

    Antti Mattila

  • Costume designer

    Teemu Muurimäki

  • Lighting designer

    William Iles

  • Chorus master

    Matti Hyökki

  • Savonlinna Opera Festival Choir
    Savonlinna Opera Festival Orchestra

  • Language

    Italian

  • Subtitles

    Finnish and English

  • Duration

    3 hr, incl. one interval

Cast

Annalisa Stroppa
Rosina
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Tuomas Katajala
Count Almaviva
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Roberto de Candia
Figaro
Waltteri Torikka
Bartolo
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Michele Pertusi
Basilio
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Kristian Lindroos
Fiorello
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Päivi Pylvänäinen
Berta
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Roman Chervinko
Officer
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