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At The Opera, Rossini: Guglielmo Tell, August 18, 2018


Guglielmo Tell (William Tell) is an opera in four acts by Italian composer Gioachino Rossini to a libretto by Victor-Joseph Étienne de Jouy and L. F. Bis, based on Friedrich Schiller's play William Tell, which, in turn, drew on the William Tell legend. The opera was Rossini's last, although he lived for nearly 40 more years. Fabio Luisi said that Rossini planned for William Tell to be his last opera even as he composed it. The often-performed overture in four sections features a depiction of a storm and a vivacious finale, the "March of the Swiss Soldiers."


Guglielmo Tell – Sherrill Milnes

Arnoldo – Luciano Pavarotti

Matilde – Mirella Freni

Gualtiero – Nicolai Ghiaurov

Jemmy – Della Jones

Ambrosian Opera Chorus

National Philharmonic Orchestra

Riccardo Chailly – conductor

DECCA - 1980


8:00 p.m.
8:06 p.m.
G. Rossini: Guglielmo Tell BUY National Philharmonic Orchestra; Ricardo Chailly, conductor

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