Opera Australia: The Barber of Seville

Next date: Saturday, 03 September 2022 | 07:30 PM to 09:30 PM

Opera Australia - The Barber of Seville - Frankston Arts Centre

Beyond haircuts and beard trims, this canny barber is the city’s matchmaking maestro! This is opera at its light-hearted, effervescent best.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Event Description

Beyond haircuts and beard trims, this canny barber is the city’s matchmaking maestro! Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Performed with a live chamber orchestra.

Almaviva is wealthy, stealthy and head over heels. Smitten Rosina is witty and pretty with razor-sharp smarts. She’s also inconveniently betrothed. They need a plan. Time to call on: Fi-ga-ro! Figaro! Figaro!

The stage is set for comic chaos. Our enterprising barber Figaro has wits and tricks as sharp as his scissors. It takes all of his clever disguises, subterfuge and scheming to wrangle a romantic encounter for the would-be lovers.

The Barber of Seville fizzes and pops with lyrical acrobatics and irrepressibly funny characters. Rossini’s most famous ‘opera buffa’ is a musical masterpiece with a storyline that would be equally at home in a Hollywood rom-com. Opera Australia’s finest voices and a live orchestra deliver a score that is instantly familiar from renditions in movies, cartoons and commercials. Here, the frothy humour is intoxicating and the chorus revels in every uproarious escapade.

Delight in a riotous romp along the road to true love! This is opera at its light-hearted, effervescent best.


Presented by: Frankston Arts Centre and Opera Australia

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 Thanks to our 2022 partners:

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Pre-show Cocktail Party

This is the perfect way to enjoy your theatre experience - be treated to a complimentary arrival drink and then a delicious menu of canapés to set the scene. You can mingle with other theatre guests or claim a seating area to catch up with friends. 

Members $50 per member

Full $55 per person


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Information for Schools

Extension Opportunities: School Choir

As part of The Barber of Seville, Opera Australia and Frankston Arts Centre offer an exciting engagement opportunity for a school or community choir to be a part of the performance. Does your school choir have what it takes to be part of this amazing experience, bringing educational experiences and personal development to all involved?


Age of students in choir must be 9-14 years. Students must have turned 9 prior to the performance day and have not turned 15 on performance day.

Providing a Choir Leader who will be teaching the music, guiding the students through the process, with assistance from OA staff.

Attend a Choir Leader workshops, 2x online meetings with OA Choir Master and the Choir Leaders. (To be arranged by OA)

A landscape photograph of choir required for use in the program.

If you have a choir as part of your school and would like to know more information, please complete our Expression of Interest form and a member of our team will be in touch. 

Expressions of Interest close on Thursday 31 March.

School Booking form

This performance has been selected for schools due to its educational value and alignment with the Victorian Curriculum. Let us know if you are interested in organising a booking for your students to see this show by completing this EOI form.

Detailed Warnings for Teachers

Secondary: Years 9

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Information for Educators

A comically chaotic story, with dynamic and engaging characters - the opera tells story through song and movement.

COVID-Safe Plan

Our COVID-Safe Plan outlines recent changes, which we ask that you comply with when visiting the Frankston Arts Centre. We want to keep our audiences, performers, crew and staff safe and healthy so we can enjoy arts, entertainment and events together! You can view our COVID-Safe changes outlined in full detail here.














  • Saturday, 03 September 2022 | 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM

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