17th August 2024 @ 6:30 pm
Waterperry Opera Festival
Performances on the 10, 11, 14, 15 & 17 of August 2024
Location: Waterperry Main Stage
Start Time & DurationPerformances start at 6:30pm. There is one extended dining interval. Performances end at approx. 9:45pm.

Overflowing with wit, charm, and famous melodies, The Barber of Seville is our unmissable headline opera this year. Step into Rossini’s vibrant world, a whirlwind of comedic chaos and romantic mischief performed on our main stage in front of the glorious façade of Waterperry House.

In the bustling streets of Seville, the charming and quick-witted Figaro, barber extraordinaire, concocts a cunning plan to help his lovelorn friend, Count Almaviva, win the heart of the beautiful Rosina. With hilarious disguises and mischievous schemes, Figaro orchestrates a series of escapades to outwit Rosina’s overbearing guardian, Dr. Bartolo, who has his own designs on marrying her for her wealth. As the plot twists and turns, audiences are treated to Rossini’s lively melodies and effervescent arias that evoke laughter and joy.

Opera by Gioachino Rossini.

Performed in English on our Main Stage in front of Waterperry House.

​English Translation by Christopher Cowell.