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Barbiere di Siviglia 1824Edinburgh Theatre Royal Company

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The opening night of the Theatre Royal summer season saw the return of the famous young Edinburgh-born soprano Mary Ann Paton. She had been released from her contract at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden to give twelve performances in her home town.

Cast taken from playbill in the National Library of Scotland. The performance opened with an 'entertainment in one act' called Is He Jealous? The Rossini was followed by the Farce of The Spectre Bridegroom. For the second performance, the advertised programme concluded with an entertainment composed by Henry Bishop, entitled Brother and Sister.

Performance Cast

Fiorello servant of the Count

Mr Bing

Count Almaviva

Mr Jones

Figaro a barber

Mr W Murray

Rosina Bartolo's ward

Mary Ann Paton

Bartolo a doctor, Rosina's guardian

Mr Mackay

Ambrogio Bartolo's servant

Mr McGregor

Servant to Dr Bartolo

Mr Duff

Berta Bartolo's housekeeper

Miss Nicol

Don Basilio a singing teacher

Mr Mason


Mr Power


Mr Hillyard

Alcalde Mayor

Mr Miller

Performance DatesBarbiere di Siviglia 1824

Map List

Theatre Royal, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

21 Jun, 19.00 23 Jun, 19.00

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