Rossini's most popular opera returns to Glyndebourne for the first time in more than 20 years. Count Almaviva (Taylor Stayton) falls for the beautiful Rosina (Danielle de Niese). But she's locked away as the ward of ageing Dr. Bartolo (Alessandro Corbelli). The count seeks advice from Figaro (Bjorn Burger), the wily barber of Seville, who suggests he disguise himself as a drunken soldier in order to be billeted with Bartolo. Based on the first of the Beaumarchais 'Figaro Trilogy', Rossini's enduringly popular Il barbiere di Siviglia hasn't been staged at Glyndebourne since 1994. Directed by Annabel Arden and conducted by Enrique Mazzola, this new production reunites the creative team behind the festival's triumphant, oft-revived L'elisir d'amore. It also sees the welcome return of two Glyndebourne favourites: internationally acclaimed lyric soprano Danielle de Niese as Rosina and Italian buffo baritone Alessandro Corbelli as Dr Bartolo. Award-winning young German baritone Bjorn Burger makes his Glyndebourne debut in the title role.