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Royal Opera House: Guillaume Tell

Royal Opera House: Guillaume Tell
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 15
  • Directed by: Damiano Michieletto

Live production of Rossini’s final opera starring Gerald Finley as the title character. Conducted by Antonio Pappano.

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The Swiss hero William Tell longs to liberate his people from the cruel Austrian occupation.  When he helps a Swiss prisoner escape Austrian justice he comes to the attention of the governor Gesler – who sadistically forces Tell to shoot an apple off his son's head.

As Tell is arrested his fellow revolutionaries, led by the young patriot Arnold and his Austrian lover Mathilde, gather forces to fight for Swiss liberty.  Tell escapes in time to lead the victorious uprising.

Sung in French with English subtitles.

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