Scottish Opera: The Barber of Seville

£21.50 - 96.50

Evenings 7.15pm | Matinee 3pm
Running time: 2 hours 45 minutes, including one 20 minute interval
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Scottish Opera
The Barber of Seville

Back by popular demand, Sir Thomas Allen (The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute, Don Giovanni) creates a riotous production of Rossini’s beloved comedy.

The action centres around Figaro, one of opera’s most delightful characters and perhaps the only voice of reason in a world of young love and old foolishness. When Count Almaviva sets his sights on the beautiful Rosina, he enlists Figaro – barber, fixer, and all-round man of action – to help woo her. It is no easy feat: Rosina’s guardian Doctor Bartolo keeps her under lock and key with the intention of marrying her himself!

The multiplying disguises, pranks, and daring escapes engineered by Figaro are enhanced by Simon Higlett’s enchanting designs, bright with Spanish colours. This revival is sung in English for a fresh spin on Rossini’s larger-than-life characters and antics.

With Rossini’s signature toe-tapping ensembles, high-speed patter and lively arias, this masterpiece is a joyful theatrical experience packing in one comic scene after another.

Translation by Amanda Holden

Sung in English with English supertitles

the production is a pleasure which deserves to be repeated

The Scotsman

*Ticket price includes a contribution to the theatre development fund which pays for the restoration and upkeep of our theatres. A £1.50 handling charge will be added if you require postage for your tickets.



Conductor Stuart Stratford
Director Sir Thomas Allen
Designer Simon Higlett
Lighting Designer Mark Jonathan
Assistant Lighting Designer Callum Macdonald

Figaro Samuel Dale Johnson
Rosina Simone McIntosh
Count Almaviva Anthony Gregory
Doctor Bartolo David Stout
Don Basilio Dingle Yandell
Berta Inna Husieva
Fiorello Ross Cumming

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Pre-Show Talk: Wed 8 Nov 6pm

This half-hour session delves into the detail of The Barber of Seville, enhancing your enjoyment and extending your knowledge of the piece. Tickets are free but should be reserved in advance as there is limited availability.

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Capital Theatres aim to be accessible to all.

We are committed to making your visit to our theatres as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. All of our Front of House staff undergo disability awareness training and Dementia Friend Training and will be pleased to assist you should you require any information or help. 

Find more information about access to the Festival Theatre.

Access Performances

Touch Tour

  • Sat 11 November, 6pm

Audio Description

  • Sat 11 November, 7.15pm

Access Opera (Relaxed Performance)

  • Thu 9 November, 3pm

With Dementia Friendly values at their core, these shortened performances are open to all. Performed by a full cast and orchestra, they also feature a narrator to take you through the story and introduce the music from the opera. There are wheelchair spaces and extra staff on hand to help. There is also a smaller capacity to allow everyone space, and brighter lighting levels in the auditorium, giving you the flexibility and freedom to move about as required.

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Friends £3 off (excl. Fri & Sat)

Concessions £3 off. (excl. Fri & Sat)
Concessions are limited and may be withdrawn at any time.

Groups (8+): £6 off Stalls and Dress (excl. Fri & Sat)
Please note groups cannot be booked online. If you wish to book a Group, please contact our dedicated Groups email,, or phone on 0131 529 6005.

School Groups (10+): £15 (excl. Fri & Sat)
Includes 1 free teacher ticket with every 10 students.
Please note groups cannot be booked online. If you wish to book a Group, please contact our dedicated Groups email,, or phone on 0131 529 6005.

Student Standby: £15 (excl. Band A & B)
Student Standby tickets are subject to availability on the day of the performance and can only be purchased in person at the Box Office from 12pm. A valid Student or Young Scot ID is required. Only one ticket per card.

Discounts are available to people with disabilities, please call the Box Office to book your tickets. If you would like to book a wheelchair space or if you have any special requirements, please phone the box office who can advise. 

All discounts may be withdrawn at any time.

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