It will open with what is possibly the most exciting among all the operatic overtures, Rossini’s final opera has helped to establish the foundations of the amazing genre of French grand opéra which has dominated the European stages throughout the mid of 19th century. The themeof opera is liberty, which has exemplified in the struggle against Austrian occupation led by the Swiss archer and patriot Guillaume Tell: on the opera’s most popular scene, Tell shoots an apple from the head of his son, a feat which inspires his countrymen to revoltaround. Well, Rossini’s score is one of his most terrific, and filled with glorious arias, choruses and ensembles, as those who have heard Antonio Pappano’s admired recording, which features Gerald Finley (Tell), John Osborn (Arnold) and Malin Byström (Mathilde) will know. The exhilarating young Italian director Damiano Michieletto will be going to make his debut with what promises to be one of the spectacular and thought-provoking productions.
Cast will include in this event:
Guillaume Tell Gerald Finley
Arnold Melchtal John Osborn
Mathilde Malin Byström
Hedwige Enkelejda Shkosa
Jemmy Sofia Fomina
Gesler Nicolas Courjal
Conductor of this show: Antonio Pappano
Director of this show: Damiano Michieletto
During The Night
Doors will open at 2.00pm and the event will start at 2.45pm promptly. This event is ‘advisory 12A’ is suitable for 12 years and over (all under 12s to be accompanied by an adult).
Advance tickets are available at a price of £15 (£14) through www.wegottickets.com (booking fees may apply) and from the Picture House during the opening hours (There will be no booking fees, cash only & no telephone bookings). This booking is for unallocated / unreserved STALLS seats (downstairs) at the Picture House. Balcony seats will be available for sale as per the demands of the customers. Please confirm them if you need a wheelchair place to be reserved..
Date of The Event: Sunday 5th July 2015
Venue: Hebden Bridge Picture House
Time: 2.45am (Doors will open at 2.00pm)