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Barbiere di Siviglia

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Barbiere di Siviglia

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Barbiere di Siviglia will be held at NCPA-Opera House, Beijing from Feb.20 to Feb.24, 2019.

Ticket refund/exchange is not possible for this event once the purchase is made. In the event of not being able to attend due to personal reasons, the situation shall be dealt with by customers themselves. Sorry about the inconvenience caused and thanks for your understanding.

Il Barbiere di Siviglia is an opera buffa in two acts by Gioachino Rossini with a libretto by Cesare Sterbini. The libretto was based on Pierre Beaumarchais's comedy Le Barbier de Séville (1775). It is said that Rossini wrote the opera in only two weeks.

Since its premiere at the Teatro Argentina, Rome, in 1816, Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia has proven to be one of the greatest masterpieces, and still holds the spotlight across major opera houses worldwide. Ludwig van Beethoven once noted that it would be played as long as Italian opera existed, and Giuseppe Verdi in 1898 remarked Rossini's accomplishment in a letter, "For abundance of ideas, comic verve, and truth of declamation, Il Barbiere di Siviglia is the most beautiful opera buffa in existence." It has found favour with many maestros, such as Luciano Pavarotti and Leo Nucci, just to name a few.

Rossini is well known for being so remarkably productive, and good at portraying characters and digging for humanity's origins. His talents are on full displayed in this opera. The world is obsessed with its music, which combines sparkling wits with the brilliance of humanity and intertwines lively melodies with complex tempo fluctuations. According to Schopenhauer, it was only when he heard the music of this opera that he really understood the power of music. Many beautiful arias of the opera have made a lasting impression in the minds of the audience. Figaro's aria, Largo Al Factotum, with a good sense of rhythm and real power, has become one of the most familiar melodies to the audience.

Conductor: Rico Saccani
Stage Director: Pier Francesco Maestrini
Set Designer: ZHANG Wu
Costume Designer: Nick Vaughan
Lighting Designer: David Howe
Revival Director: Alessandra Panzavolta

Figaro (Baritone): Mario Cassi
Rosina (Mezzo-soprano): Cecilia Molinari/WANG Hongyao
Count Almaviva (Tenor): Xabier Anduaga/YANG Yang
Bartolo (Bass): Paolo Bordogna/Enrico Maria Marabelli
Basilio (Bass): GUANZhijing●/RAN Xiaoyu
Berta (Soprano): LI Xintong●
Fiorello (Baritone): WANG Hexiang●

● stands for NCPA Resident Singer

The story is set in Seville, Spain in the 17th century. Young Count Almaviva falls in love with Rosina, a rich and beautiful girl. Nonetheless, the greedy Doctor Bartolo, Rosina's guardian, intends to marry her himself. Knowing nothing about what to do next, Almaviva turns to Figaro, the barber in the city, for help, who loves meddling in another man's business. Bartolo tries every means to stand in the way, together with the music teacher Basilio's assistance, but all in vain by Figaro's variety of excellent schemes. The story culminates in the marriage of the Count Almaviva and Rosina after a series of funny farces.

What payment methods do you have?

Usually, we provide payment methods as follows, but for different performances, different sales policies, please refer to the notice of each performance.

Online payment methods:
1、Online banking of many Chinese banks (both debit card and credit card)
2、Payment platform: ALIPAY, Wechat scan transfer
3、Foreign cards: Master Card, Visa, JCB and American Express.

Offline payment methods:
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Pre-sale & On sale

When tickets are on pre-sale,that means customers can pay for reservation only, and when tickets become on-sale, the physical tickets will be issued, and we will arrange the seats in a priority sequence of paying successfully. If there are any tickets left after that, customers can buy directly then.

For some big events, seat map cannot be issued when tickets are on pre-sale and since tickets quantity depends on organizers or venues, sometimes the reservation might be canceled, when that happens, we have to arrange refund work to those who have paid successfully. However, we will always try our best to satisfy our customers’ demand.

Can I choose a seat?

Usually, seat plan will be issued after tickets are on-sale. So when tickets are accepting reservation, customers can only pay for the tickets, and when tickets becomes on-sale, our staff will arrange the seats in a priority sequence of paying successfully.
If there is “buy on map” button, then you can choose the seat from the available seats.

Will my seats be together?

Usually, tickets purchased in one order will be seated together.

I live abroad, how can I buy and get my tickets? Can you deliver tickets to abroad?

For safety reasons, we now do not provide delivery to abroad service. We suggest customers choose “pick up by myself”when purchasing online, and then come to specified Damai branch to collect tickets before the show.

Can I ask my friend to collect tickets on behalf me?

Yes, but your friend is required to show the following documents:
1、Your passport and the credit card you use when purchase;
2、Your friend’s ID or passport.
3、Our staff will contact you to confirm again before hand over tickets.

    1. Delivery is not available within 3 days before the performance.Customers can choose self pick-up at Damai office.
    1. Customers who choose ‘Quick Buy’ to buy ticket are limited to 20 tickets.
    1. Children under 1.2m in height are NOT admitted, beyond 1.2m are admitted with tickets!
    1. As the particularity, tickets sold are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.
    1. Temporarily out of Stock. Add to wish list.