We all know the story about the apple, that the overture was the theme tune for the Lone Ranger and that Rossini was a comic genius. But there is much more to William Tell than any of this would suggest. William Tell is a spectacular, uplifting epic and an urgent hymn to national freedom in the face of oppression. Tell is the final work of a consummate dramatist and possibly the greatest achievement of his career. New Production.Performers David Kempster (William Tell), Barry Banks (Arnold), Gisela Stille (Mathllde), Clive Bayley (Gesler), Fflur Wyn (Jemmy), Leah-Marian Jones (Hedwige), Richard Wiegold (Melchthal/Walter), Luciano Botelho (Ruodl), Nicky Spence (Rodolphe), Aidan Smith (Leuthold).
Music Rossini. Company Welsh National Opera. Company Grand Theatre de Geneve. Company Teatr Wielki Warsaw. Conductor Carlo Rizzi (ex. Oct 18). Director David Pountney. Design Raimund Bauer. Costume Marie-Jeanne Lecca. Lighting Fabrice Kebour. Choreographer Amir Hosseinpour.