Gaulitana is proud to annouce the full cast list for the upcoming production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia.

Davide Luciano will be in role of Figaro, just ahead of his performance of the same role at the Teatro Felice in Venezia and at Glydenbourne.

Rosina will be Marina Comparato, a Rossini specialist who has performed extensively in Italy’s most prestigious theatres: San Carlo, Fenice, Maggio Musicale, Opera di Roma.


The Conte shall be Malta’s very own Conte: Nico Darmanin, finalist at the BBC Singer of the World 15. Currently Nico is performing the role at the Welsh National Opera.

Basilio is associated world-wide with one artist, Bruno Pratico` and we are thrilled to have him on stage to perform this role.

The cast is complemented by Petar Naydenov (Bartolo), who toured extensively in Austria and Central Europe, Marta Calcaterra (Berta) who featrues regularly in Italian theatres and Maltese Joseph Lia (Fiorello/Ufficiale) who trained in Russia.