The Barber of Seville

Lyric Opera Productions


Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)

Il Barbiere di  Siviglia (Roma, 1816)

The Barber of Seville


Saturday 12 October, 730pm

Sunday 13 October, 300pm

Tuesday 15 October 2019, 730pm


National Concert Hall Dublin


Georgios Iatrou (Figaro), Grace Durham (Rosina), Randall Bills (Almaviva), Charles Johnston (Bartolo), John Molloy (Basilio), Sandra Oman (Berta), Rory Dunne (Fiorello) 


Richard McGrath, Chorus Master 

Timothy Burke, Conductor

Cavaliere Vivian J Coates, Designer/Director



Introduction to the Opera

one hour before each performance

Carolan Room

George Fleeton


Italian Cultural Institute

Thursday 03 October



 Rossini, Bel canto e le opere degli effetti speciali vocali:

Rossini wrote 39 operas, Donizetti 65, Bellini 10 - all innovative and unprecedented (i.e. light years away from Mozart), with the emphasis on beauty of sound supported by very refined vocal techniques.

These composers dominated Italian opera from the 1810s to the 1840s (until Verdi came along and changed everything again!)

At this special event we shall sample both performed  and a/v highlights from a small selection of bel canto operas with the focus on Lyric Opera's production of Il Barbiere.

Presented by George Fleeton

Free admission, but please reserve place at

Istituto Italiano di Cultura

11 Fitzwilliam Sq E, D02 KN81

01 662 0509 / 1507