The Barber of Seville
Gioachino Rossini

The Barber of Seville

CNT Split in cooperation with CNT in Zagreb

Conductor Ivo Lipanović and director Krešimir Dolenčić invite us to the premiere performance of the most popular comic opera, where we will be welcomed by the fireworks of Rossini's melodic invention, constant rhythmic cheerfulness, perfectly composed collective performances, delightful orchestration ... in short, all the reasons why we love Rossini.

The Barber of Seville

Gioachino Rossini is not only one of the most respected Italian and world opera composers of rapid and prolific style earning him the nickname “The Italian Mozart”, but also the creator of the most popular comic opera of all time, The Barber of Seville. The libretto was based on the famous Beaumarchais’s French comedy - where an agile barber, Figaro snatches a young and desirable Rosina from the jaws of her "guardian" Bartolo, and directs her love towards the beloved Count Almaviva. The Barber of Seville when put in Rossini's composing hands experienced more dimensions. Its inexhaustible source of melodic invention has changed the opera world, adding constant rhythmic cheerfulness, perfectly composed collective performances, delightful orchestration ... explains why even after two hundred years, it remains a popular work.

Authors' team

Conductor Ivo Lipanović
Director Krešimir Dolenčić
Set Designer Dinka Jeričević
Costume Designer Ana Savić Gecan
Choreographer  Mateja Pučko
Assistant Director  Jelena Bosančić
Choir Leader Ana Šabašov
Light Designer  Srđan Barbarić

Production is realized in collaboration with Croatian National Theater from Zagreb


Count Almaviva  Mark Milhofer
Bartolo Ozren Bilušić
Rosina  Diana Haller
Figaro  Ljubomir Puškarić
Basilio  Ivica Čikeš
Fiorello  Mate Akrap
Berta   Antonija Teskera
Officer Joško Tranfić
Extras Tea Požgaj, Đina Vučković, Neda Aleksić, Maja Andriolić, Marin Marušić, Josip Galić, Darijo Tvrdić, Goran Stefanović
Figaro's servant Franjo Đaković
  CNT Split's Choir and Orchestra