Original production: Rob Ashford
Scenic: Scott Pask
Costumes: Catherine Zuber
Lighting: Howard Harrison
"Lyric Opera of Chicago launched its 65th season on Saturday night with a laugh. Quite a few of them, actually, thanks to a wickedly funny, elegantly sung, cleverly directed production of Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville.” You don’t often hear opera audiences laughing out loud – constantly and with abandon – as they did during this evening. But Rob Ashford’s original direction, revived from the 2013-14 season by Tara Faircloth in her Lyric directorial debut, went for guffaws and got them, in abundance."
- Chicago Tribune