• November 2022
  • Dublin

William Tell

Rossini’s magnificent and extravagant final masterpiece makes a triumphant return to Dublin after a gap of 145 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. To book your ticket, please select the link below.


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 & 13 Nov)
Guillaume Tell Gyula Nagy (12 Nov)
Arnold Melcthal Jesús León (8, 11 & 13 Nov)
Arnold Melcthal Konu Kim (9 & 12 Nov)
Mathilde Máire Flavin (8, 12 & 13 Nov)
Mathilde Rachel Croash (9 & 11 Nov)
Jemmy Amy Ní Fhearraigh
Hedwige Imelda Drumm
Melcthal Senior / Walter Furst Lukas Jakobski
Gesler David Ireland
Leuthold Gyula Nagy (8, 9, 11 & 13 Nov)
Leuthold Owen Gilhooly-Miles (12 Nov)
Ruodi Andrew Gavin
Rodolphe Patrick Hyland
Hunter Matthew Mannion
Dancers Stephanie Dufresne, Sophia Preidel, Laura Garcìa Aguilera, Jeanne Gumy

Creative Team

Conductor Fergus Sheil
Director Julien Chavaz
Set Designer Jamie Vartan
Associate Set Designer Lou Dunne
Costume Designer Severine Besson
Lighting Designer Sinéad Wallace
Choreographer Nicole Morel
Chorus Director Elaine Kelly
Assistant Directors Chris Kelly, Alixe Durand-Saint-Guillain
Répétiteurs Aoife O’Sullivan, Yvonne Collier
Irish National Opera Chorus
Irish National Opera Orchestra