Largo al factotum – Barber of Seville – Rossini

Aria Details
Voice Type: Baritone
Role: Figaro
Language: Italian
Translation: Make way for the servant
Opera: Il barbiere di Siviglia
Composer: Rossini

OperaPulse’s Aria of the Week – Figaro is one of the most widely recognized opera characters and his aria from Rossini’s Barber of Seville, Largo al factotum (“Make way for the servant”), has, no doubt, been the aria used most in cartoons. For some people, their one and only opera reference may come from this aria! So, we thought it was about time to compare the many baritones that have performed this famous and extremely difficult aria.

We’ve featured a number of singers and a surprise “singer” at the end. Check out the videos below and let us know your favorite!

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