Before dating apps there was the Barber of Seville

Beyond haircuts and beard trims, this canny barber is the city's matchmaking maestro!

Almaviva is wealthy, stealthy and head over heels. Smitten Rosina is witty and pretty with razor sharp smarts. She's also inconveniently betrothed. 

They need a plan. Time to call on: Fi-ga-ro! Figaro! Figaro!

The stage is set for comic chaos. Our enterprising barber Figaro has wits and tricks as sharp as his scissors. It takes all of his clever disguises, subterfuge and scheming to wrangle a romantic encounter for the would-be lovers.

The Barber of Seville fizzes and pops with lyrical acrobatics and irrepressibly funny characters. Rossini's most famous 'opera buffer' is a musical masterpiece with a storyline that would be equally at home and in a Hollywood rom-com.

Riverlinks Manager, Ken Cameron, said the show features Opera Australia's finest voices and a live orchestra that delivers a score many will recognise. “The music has appeared in movies, cartoons and commercials; don’t be surprised if much of it sounds familiar!”

“The show is funny and light hearted. It’s matchmaking the old fashioned way, no dating apps in this performance!”

Delight in a riotous romp along the road to true love! This is opera at its light-hearted, effervescent best. 

Tickets are available in person, online or through the Riverlinks Box Office on 03 5832 9511. For the full selection of shows on offer, visit

 Riverlinks would like to remind members of the public always to buy tickets from the venue itself and not from unauthorised ticket sellers or scalpers as such tickets may not be valid.