Rossini’s magnificent and extravagant final masterpiece makes a triumphant return to Dublin after a gap of 147 years.
A freedom fighter in Austrian-occupied Switzerland. An oppressive Habsburg governor. The most famous Swiss apple. And a love story that crosses national divides. Rossini’s thrilling epic, his final masterpiece with the world’s most famous overture, is his most ambitious, forward-looking and vocally challenging opera.
Sung in French with English surtitles.
Running Time: 4 hours with 2 intervals.
William Tell...In Focus, a free online introduction to the opera takes place on 3 November. Booking details to be announced.
Priority booking for INO Members at Advocate level and above opens on 19 May with general booking open on 20 May.
“When I first started studying this piece I was hit as if by a thunderbolt” - Antonio Pappano (Conductor)
“commanding and passionate” - Opera magazine on Brett Pologato
“pure tone and beautiful focus; tender, elegant and deeply moving” - GoldenPlec on Máire Flavin
A co-production with Nouvel Opéra Fribourg
Cast and Creative Team
|Guillaume Tell||Brett Polegato (8, 9 & 11 Nov)|
|Guillaume Tell||Gyula Nagy (12 Nov)|
|Arnold Melcthal||Jesús León (8 & 11 Nov)|
|Arnold Melcthal||Konu Kim (9 & 12 Nov)|
|Mathilde||Máire Flavin (8 & 12 Nov)|
|Mathilde||Rachel Croash (9 & 11 Nov)|
|Jemmy||Amy Ní Fhearraigh|
|Melcthal senior / Walter Furst||Lukas Jakobski|
|Leuthold||Gyula Nagy (8, 9 & 11 Nov)|
|Leuthold||Owen Gilhooly-Miles (12 Nov)|
|Dancers||Stephanie Dufresne, Sophia Preidel, Laura Garcìa Aguilera, Jeanne Gumy|
|Set Designer||Jamie Vartan|
|Costume Designer||Severine Besson|
|Lighting Designer||Sinéad Wallace|
|Chorus Director||Elaine Kelly|
|Assistant Director||Chris Kelly, Alixe Durand-Saint-Guillain|
|Répétiteur||Aoife O’Sullivan, Yvonne Collier|
|Irish National Opera Chorus|
|Irish National Opera Orchestra|