Mikhail AGREST conducts Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Staatsoper Hannover 

Mikhail AGREST conducts Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Staatsoper Hannover 
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After the successful production of Eugene Onegin last season, Mr. Agrest returns to Staatsoper Hannover to conduct Rossini's masterpiece Il Barbiere di Siviglia.

“This is what a triumph looks like!”, was the title of a review in the Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung, describing the premiere of a new production of Rossini’s opera buffa Il Barbiere di Siviglia in January 2020. Director Nicola Hümpel, head of the celebrated Berlin-based musical theatre collective Nico and the Navigators, focuses on the ambivalences and ambiguities of the story’s characters, who encounter each other in the most absurd of situations and constellations.

The performances run through November and December 2022. Further information can be found at:

Previously, Mr. Agrest has also led productions for the Royal Opera House (Le Sacre du Printemps, Les Noces, and Romeo and Juliette), Semperoper Dresden (Cheryomushki, La Traviata, Svanda Dudak), English National Opera (Jenůfa), Scottish National Opera (Fiery Angel), Royal Swedish Opera (Tosca), Finnish National Opera (La bohème, Eugene Onegin), Opera Australia (Don Giovanni), Opera Oviedo (Rake's Progress), Teatro Massimo Palermo (Svanda Dudak). His appearance at the Metropolitan Opera in 2003, conducting the Mariinsky Theatre in Rimsky-Korsakov's The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh, sparked keen interest within the global opera community.

Mikhail Agrest

Mikhail Agrest



"Mikhail Agrest’s direction of the orchestra was pure poetry and emotion." - Demokraatti

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