The Barber of Seville

The Barber of Seville (1964) was an opera production by The Norwegian National Opera. The Barber of Seville was based on an opera by Gioacchino Rossini (music) and Cesare Sterbini (libretto)Il barbiere di Siviglia. The production was performed by The Norwegian National Opera in Folketeateret.

The director was Einar Beyron. Jens Chr. Ek took over as director in 1970.

The Barber of Seville toured in 1964 with Riksoperaen (The Norwegian National Opera’s touring arm) to Trondheim, Grong, Namsos, Mo i Rana, Narvik, Bodø and Nesna, and was also performed (6 times) at The National Stage in December 1964.

The Barber of Seville toured in 1965 with Riksoperaen to Gjøvik, Lillehammer, Ålesund, Kristiansund, Sunndalsøra, Glåmos, Rena, Elverum, Hamar, Eidsvoll, Holmestrand, Tønsberg, Rjukan, Larvik, Haugesund, Odda, Grimo and Voss.

The Barber of Seville was performed in Drammen in 1967.

The Barber of Seville was performed in Drammen, Skien and Lillestrøm in 1973.

Ruth Linge celebrated 25 years on stage, in the role of Rosina on 8 December 1976.

The Barber of Seville was performed in Trondheim (2 performances) in 1978.


(Objekt ID 55440)
Object type Production
Premiere January 23, 1964
Produced by The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet
Based on The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini, Cecare Sterbini
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian
Keywords Opera, Comedy
Running period January 23, 1964  


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Anne-Margrethe Skari’s private archive. Donated by Anne-Margrethe Skari, 17.11.2021

Einar Dahl’s private archive. Donated by Einar Dahl, 23.05.2016.

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