Relais Santa Croce

The Barber of Seville

The Barber of Seville

From June 23 to July 27 at Palazzo Pitti Courtyard in Florence

A kaleidoscope of disguises, nighttime serenades, hilarious misunderstandings and famous arias. Il Barbiere di Siviglia was composed in a dozen days by Gioachino Rossini, and staged for the first time at the Teatro Argentina in Rome February 20, 1816. The outcome of the evening, one of the most sensational fiascos in the history of music, perhaps organized by admirers of Giovanni Paisiello who were disappointed to see the young musician with a subject already addressed by the elder Master, amplifies the unstoppable popularity of this masterpiece. The comic opera par excellence, here on stage in the production by Damiano Michieletto, the brilliant enfant terrible of theater direction.

Palazzo Pitti (only few minutes walk from Relais Santa Croce)
Piazza de’ Pitti 1
50123 Florence