Gioachino Rossini


mixed opera 12

In Brief

Opera in two acts, in Italian, with Hungarian and English surtitles

Performance length: , with 1 intermission.

It is safe to say that one of the most beloved and most performed works in the comic opera genre is Gioachino Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia. Thus, it cannot be missing from the OPERA repertoire. In the 2023/24 season we will see the revival of Csaba Káel's previous staging, which was originally performed in Szombathely in the summer of 2016 and then at Müpa Budapest, but only for a few times. The director, who has already entertained audiences at the Opera House, the Erkel Theatre, and the Eiffel Art Studios with numerous other productions, places this work in the silent film era, magnifying the humorous situations in a lighter and endlessly witty musical setting. The production also seeks to dust off the centuries-old traditions of performance and to present the opera in its original freshness. “This slight modernity of this 19th-century piece was much needed, it made it so much more enjoyable and digestible” reads one audience review. The opera will be performed at Margaret Island Open-Air Theatre and then at the Opera House from the subsequent season.