The Barber of Seville at Millennium Centre, Cardiff

barber_wno.jpgRian Evans [The Guardian, 11 October 2005]
The rickety scaffolding, platforms and steep open staircases that constitute this wooden staging – ostensibly assembled in haste by an 18th-century touring company in an Italian piazza – always looked as if they would be pushed to last a season. In fact, Giles Havergal’s Barber of Seville is 21 years old and has done the rounds with Welsh National Opera and others.