Opera Hong Kong:

The Barber of Seville


Producer Warren Mok
Conductor Roberto Gianola
Director Lorenzo Mariani
Set Designer William Orlandi
Costume Designer Silvia Aymonino
Lighting Designer Roberto Venturi
Choreographer Luciano Cannito
Assistant Director Christian Rivero
Assistant Choreographer Arianna Proietti
Chorus Director Alex Tam
Figaro Steven LaBrie
Rosina Stephanie Lauricella (5-6 May)/ Joyce Wong (7 May)
Il Conte D’Almaviva Edoardo Milletti (5-6 May)/ Chen Yong (7 May)
Dr Bartolo Kevin Glavin
Don Basilio Kevin Thompson
Bertha Bobbie Zhang
Fiorello Zhou Jian Kun
Ambrogio Frankie Fung
Hong Kong Sinfonietta  
Hong Kong Dance Company  
Opera Hong Kong Chorus  

An Opera in Two Acts

A Production of Teatro dell’Opera di Roma

Hong Kong Sinfonietta will collaborate with Opera Hong Kong in their performances of The Barber of Seville under the baton of Roberto Gianola.

A love-struck aristocrat disguised as a penniless student. A beautiful young girl being pursued by an older man for her money. A cunning fixer who helps make love blossom — in exchange for a fee, of course. Rossini’s celebrated comic opera The Barber of Seville never fails to fizz, bubble and entertain. Along the way, it contains some of the best-known music ever-written, from the galloping overture to the famous refrain of “Figaro! Figaro!”. Opera Hong Kong gives audiences the opportunity to hear this timeless classic updated with modern style and glitz.


Booking Details
Dates & Times:

5 May 2017 (Friday)


6 May 2017 (Saturday)


7 May 2017 (Sunday)



HK Cultural Centre Grand Theatre

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$800, $600, $400, $300, $150 (5-6 May)
$630, $460, $280, $90 (7 May)

Tickets available at all URBTIX outlets
Ticketing Enquiries & Bookings:2111 5999
URBTIX Internet Ticketing Service:www.URBTIX.hk

Limited half-price tickets available for citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients on a first-come-first-served basis

20% discount for Opera Hong Kong Members, Opera Hong Kong Supporters, ,Opera Hong Kong Chorus members and Friends of Opera Hong Kong (standard tickets only)

10% discount for each purchase of 10-19 standard tickets; 15% discount of 20 or more standard tickets

Language: Performed in Italian with Chinese and English Surtitles
Age Limit: 6 (Person below this age not admitted)
Programme Enquiries: 2234 0303 / www.operahongkong.org

The APPRECIATE concerts are, mainly, classical concerts featuring guest artists and conductors of world renown.  Apart from performing orchestral masterpieces, Hong Kong Sinfonietta regularly commissions new works and introduces to audiences works that are rarely heard in Hong Kong.

Music is good for everyone! The LEARN series takes audiences aged 0 to 88 into the world of classical music through specially designed concert series including Good Music for Babies, Good Music for Kids, Short-cut to Classical Music, Know Your Classical Music and HKS McDull Music Project.

In the light-hearted RELAX concerts, Hong Kong Sinfonietta shares with audiences great music ranging from orchestral favourites to music from movies and musicals.

The ENCOUNTER series offers unique opportunities for audiences to get close to the music and the performers through chamber music concerts, talks, often at unconventional venues or time. These include Good Music This Lunch, Good Music @ The Fringe, Beyond Good Music @ The Fringe, HKS ArtisTree Residency and UpClose Encounters.

Often referred to as “one of the world’s great small orchestras”, Hong Kong Sinfonietta has been invited to go on many TOURS in Europe, Asia, South and North Americas, sharing good music with audiences in over 30 cities.  In 2017/2018, the orchestra will make its début in Germany and perform at festivals in France, Portugal, as well as the Beethoven Easter Festival in Poland.

WHAT ELSE?  Apart from classical concerts, Hong Kong Sinfonietta regularly appears in staged productions by Hong Kong Ballet, Opera Hong Kong and visiting arts groups such as The Royal Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Bolshoi Ballet and Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. This season, Hong Kong Sinfonietta will also host the 1st International Conducting Competition.

“The orchestra is renowned for its creative approach to popularizing the genre.”  South China Morning Post