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Royal Opera House: William Tell

Royal Opera House: William Tell
  • 12A
  • Language: French

Damiano Michieletto makes his Royal Opera House debut with a new production of Rossini’s final opera and greatest masterpiece, starring Gerald Finley conducted by Antonio Pappano.

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Damiano Michieletto makes his UK debut with a new production of Rossini's final opera and greatest masterpiece, starring Gerald Finley conducted by Antonio Pappano.

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 sons 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

Director: Damiano Michieletto Set designs: Paolo Fantin Costume designs: Carla Teti Lighting design: Alessandro Carletti

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