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Swansea City Opera - The Barber of Seville Aberystwyth Arts Centre - 22 February     

Swansea City Opera - The Barber of Seville 
Aberystwyth Arts Centre - 22 February DIRECTOR BRENDAN WHEATLEY

Sung in English and accompanied by the Swansea City Opera orchestra.

Swansea City Opera visit Aberystwyth Arts Centre on Thursday 22 February following their highly acclaimed 2017 tour of Lakmé.

Swansea City Opera present a revival of their hugely successful 2011 production of The Barber of Seville, Rossini’s most famous opera - razor-sharp and full of twists and turns.

A young Spanish nobleman, Count Almaviva, is in love with the beautiful and rich Rosina, ward of the lecherous Doctor Bartolo, who plans his own marriage to her. Along comes the meddling Figaro, the town barber, and suddenly we have all the ingredients for confusion and mayhem.

From Figaro’s famous entrance aria ‘Largo al factotum’ to the frenzy of the Act One finale, The Barber of Seville makes for a rollicking evening’s entertainment. Don’t miss this ultimate feel-good opera that is always cheerful and fun.

Swansea City opera is known across the UK for its high, quality and engaging performances of comic opera and this sparkling performance will be no exception. Sung in English the production is set in period Seville, with outrageous 18th century costumes that complement the fizz and flare of Rossini’s musical genius, it is perfect both for the established opera goer, and those seeking to engage with opera for the first time.

Tickets are available from the Arts Centre Box Office on 01970 62 32 32 or online at

Figaro Hakan Vramsmo
Rosina Jessica Robinson & Annabella Ellis
Count Almaviva William Wallace & Aidan Coburn
Don Bartolo Brendan Wheatley
Don Basilio Paul Hudson
Fiorello and officer Mark Saberton
Berta Imogen Garner
Tenor chorus Richard Hansen
Tenor chorus David Fortey



Barber of Seville Tour Dates
15/02/2018 Torch Theatre, Milford Haven
20/02/2018 New Theatre, Cardiff
22/02/2018 Aberystwyth Arts Centre
24/02/2018 Palace Theatre, Paignton
01/03/2018 Octagon Theatre, Yeovil
03/03/2018 Theatre Royal, Bury St. Edmunds
10/03/2018 Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
17/03/2018 Borough Theatre, Abergavenny
18/03/2018 Wilde Theatre, Bracknell
20/03/2018 Theatre Royal, Winchester
23/03/2018 Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea
25/03/2018 Palace Theatre, Mansfield
29/03/2018 Town Hall, Maesteg
07/04/2018 Stiwt Theatr, Rhosllannerchrugog
13/04/2018 Gaiety Theatre, Douglas, Isle of Man
20/04/2018 Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli
21/04/2018 Uchedre Centre, Holyhead
26/04/2018 Theatre By The Lake, Keswick
28/04/2018 The Spa, Bridlington
04/05/2018 Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate
12/05/2018 Middlesbrough Theatre, Middlesbrough
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