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Watch Glyndebourne’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) on demand

Danielle de Niese in Il Barbiere di Seviglia
Danielle de Niese in Il Barbiere di Siviglia Credit: Bill Cooper

Glyndebourne Festival Opera’s production of Rossini’s madcap comedy, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, is available to subscribers for free on the Telegraph website.

You can watch it from Sunday July 14 at 5.30pm and then on demand via this page for seven days until Monday July 22 at 9.30am. It will also be screened in selected cinemas; visit glyndebourne.com for more details.

This performance, recorded live in 2016, stars German baritone Björn Bürger as the ebullient barber, Figaro, helping his old master Count Almaviva to spirit away the beautiful Rosina (Danielle de Niese) from her lascivious guardian. 

Annabel Arden, a director whose productions of Gianni Schicchi and L’Elisir d’amore won her great acclaim, takes the rambunctious plot and runs riot, aided by Joanna Parker’s vibrant Hispanic set design, which is a feast for the eyes. 

Enrique Mazzola conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Telegraph opera critic Rupert Christiansen says that “the score bubbles along on a puckish current of merry mischief”.

Telegraph subscribers will also be able to see a brand new production of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte live at 5.30pm  on Sunday August 4; this will then be available on demand for a week.

 

How do I watch?

The opera is available to watch through the embedded video on this page (above) for seven days after broadcast.

How do I turn up the volume?

There are two ways to increase the volume:

  • The first is to turn up the volume on your computer
  • The second is to turn up the volume on the video itself

You can do this by clicking on the small speaker symbol found in the bottom right-hand corner of the video.

How do I make the video fill the entire screen?

Easy: you simply click on the double arrow symbol found in the bottom right-hand corner of the video.

We recommend you watch the opera in “full-screen mode”.

The Glyndebourne Festival continues until August 25. Details: 01273 815000; Glyndebourne.com