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Il barbiere di Siviglia

Opera buffa in two acts by Gioachino Rossini

Musical Theatre
Libretto by Cesare Sterbini / in Italian with German supertitles
[recommended for ages 14 and up]

There's nothing for it: count Almaviva wants to win the young Rosina's love. He joins forces with the barber Figaro, an infamous crook who is known throughout the town, and cooks up a plan to win the heart of Rosina in disguise. To get there, he has to get past Dr. Bartolo, Rosina's guardian, with whom she lives. However, Bartolo has his own plans to marry his ward – not least for her inheritance.

Gioachino Rossini was only 23 when he presented his seventeenth opera, »Il barbiere di Siviglia«. It conquered the globe in no time. The composer, who played the cello, the violin, the cembalo, the French horn and the organ, sang and dabbled in the art of cooking as well as being a gifted musical humorist, created a lively musical intrigue that has not been matched to this day.

This production is accompanied by a programme from the Arts & Education team.

Musical Direction
Paul Taubitz



Kens Lui
Stage and Costumes
Choir Direction
Music Theatre Education
Graf Almaviva
Doktor Bartolo
Stefan Stoll
Fiorillo & ein Offizier
Dimitrios Karolidis
Herren des Chores des Theaters und Orchesters Heidelberg
Director of Studies
Johannes Zimmermann
Musical Rehearsals
Johannes Zimmermann, Paul Taubitz, Kens Lui, Hanna Klose
Assistant Director
Lennart Kammler
Stage Manager
Burkhard Reitz
Assistant Stage Design
Bettina Ernst
Stage Design Hospitanz
Luise Braun
Costume Assistant
Franziska Deubert
Stage Foreman
Brandon Ess
Lighting Master
Ralf Kabrhel