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Giovedì all'Opera - Guillaume Tell



Giovedì all'Opera - Guillaume Tell

Film in French with English Subtitles.

Introduction by Deirdre O'Grady (UCD)

Staged by Graham Vick. Conductor: Michele Mariotti. With: Nicola Alaimo, Simon Orfila, Juan Diego Flórez, 247’.


Guillaume: ‘Udite l’empio! Ei grida che non abbiam più patria’/

Hear the faithless one. He shouts that we have no longer a fatherland’

Rossini’s last opera written for Paris in the French Grand Opera tradition provides a historical topic, a large cast, emphasis on spectacle, and with the chorus emerging as a character in its own right. Based on Schiller’s drama it derives from the medieval legend of William Tell. It glorifies a revolutionary leader, sparks patriotic ardour and thus marks the true initiation of patriotic opera. The work has not entered the main operatic repertory on account of the difficulty of the tenor role of Arnold Melchtal, originally performed by Adolphe Nourrit. In this production it is sung by Juan Diego Flórez. The opera is performed in the original French and the staging is by Graham Vick.


Date: Thursday, March 02, 2017

Time: From 6:00 pm To 9:30 pm

Organised by : IIC

In collaboration with : Rossini Opera Festival

Admission : Free


Istituto Italiano di Cultura