Beyond haircuts and beard trims, this canny barber is the city’s matchmaking maestro!
Almaviva is wealthy, stealthy and head over heels. Smitten Rosina is witty and pretty with razor-sharp smarts. She’s also inconveniently betrothed. Theyneed 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.
Sung in Italian with English surtitles
Performed with a Live Chamber Orchestra
Conducted by Siro Battaglin
Warnings: Haze, adult themes including simulated drinking of alcohol onstage.
Duration: 2 hours & 20 minutes including interval
Make your experience complete and enjoy one of our delicious boxes.
Our boxes are available to pre-order online and limited boxes will be available to purchase pre-show, until sold out. To avoid disappointment, please pre-order.
Trio of Dips Box $11 (serves one) Enjoy house made dips served with warmed naan bread
MECC Antipasto Boxes $15 (serves one) Tantalise your taste buds with a selection of assorted cheeses, house made relish, gourmet danish salami, water crackers and seasonal fresh and dried fruits
Pre-order cut-off: Boxes only available to pre-order up to 10am the day prior to event. If event is on a weekend pre-orders close at 10am the Friday prior.
Buy at the event: Limited boxes will be available to purchase at the event from the retail café until sold out.
Collection at the event: Boxes will be available for collection from the retail café 60 minutes prior to event, food can be taken into the Auditorium.
Retail Café and Candy Bar - Join us 60 minutes prior to show and at interval (if applicable), we offer drinks, delicious food, and candy options.
Accessibility Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre aims to ensure our venues and performances are welcoming and accessible. If you have any questions about access requirements, please contact the Box Office before purchasing tickets.
Wheelchair Access Wheelchair seats/spaces are available for all events. These seats/spaces can be booked by contacting our Box Office on (07) 4961 9777. All levels of the MECC carpark are fully wheelchair accessible.
Hearing Receivers are available in the Auditorium and a Hearing Loop is available in the Plenary Halls. To access this equipment simply enquire at the Box Office prior to event. Please contact the Box Office (07) 4961 9777 or visit us in person for more information.
Companion Cards Companion Card holders are entitled to a complimentary companion ticket to all performances. The cardholder must provide their Companion Card details when making bookings and present the valid ID card to receive their ticket/s from the Box Office. To access this program, please contact the box office on (07) 4961 9777 or visit us in person.