ROSSINI – WIlliam Tell on 2-DVDs with Gerald Finley and Antonio Pappano

ROSSINI William Tell 

Royal Opera House

Guillaume Tell – Gerald Finley
Mathilde – Malin Bystrom
Arnold Melchtal – John Osborn
Hedwige – Enkelejda Shkosa
Jemmy – Sofia Fomina
Melcthal – Eric Halfvarson
Gesler – Nicolas Courjal

Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Antonio Pappano
Director – Damiano Michieletto

Gerald Finley articulates Tell’s  agonies with immense authority….  at its best, the production is very powerful.” The Evening Standard

“...the Royal Opera’s new production hits the mark.” The Observer

Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/JP/KO
Running time: 216 minutes
Sound format: LPCM & DTS Master Audio 5.1

Opus Arte 2DVDs OA1205D @ £28*

Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera, conducts Rossini’s epic final masterpiece of French grand opera with an all-star cast that includes Gerald Finley in the title role, alongside John Osborn, Malin Bystrom and Sofia Fomina. The story of the legendary Swiss patriot Guillaume Tell, determined to free Switzerland from Austrian rule, is told through magnificent arias, ensembles and choruses, atmospheric musical evocations of the Swiss landscape, particularly in the famous overture, and dramatic episodes of great emotional power.

– Rossini’s final opera — harmonically daring and fiercely difficult for the singers — contains some of his finest music.
– Stars Gerald Finley as Guillaume Tell.
– Italian director Damiano Michieletto makes his Royal Opera debut.
– Extra features: Introduction to Guillaume Tell , The Tenor Voice, The Royal Opera Chorus and a Cast Gallery

Opus Arte 2DVDs OA1205D @ £28*

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