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Work: Guillaume Tell (William Tell)

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ComposerRossini, Gioachino (1792-1868)
PeriodRomantic
LibrettistVictor-Joseph-Ėtienne de Jouy, Hippolyte-Louis-Florent Bis, Armand Marrast
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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Strongly cast Guillaume Tell hits its mark at Theater an der Wien

Christoph Pohl (Guillaume Tell) and Anita Rosati (Jemmy) © Moritz Schell
Osborn absolutely lives the part; he negotiated formidable heights, intricate passage work and the sheer volume of notes with style and clarity as well as colour and nuance. 
****1
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Michieletto's controversial Guillaume Tell resurfaces in Palermo

Roberto Frontali (Guillaume Tell) © Rosellina Garbo
At its 2015 inauguration at the Royal Opera House, a controversial rape scene in Act 3 drew outrage from the audience and critics alike. Now the Teatro Massimo is presenting the production once again.
****1
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An awkwardly staged Guillaume Tell at the Met

Fabio Luisi conducts a solidly cast Guillaume Tell with panache, Rossini's final opera returning to the Metropolitan Opera after a long absence. 
***11
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Guillaume Tell takes aim in Geneva

A striking staging of Rossini's Guillaume Tell at the Grand Théâtre in Geneva: well cast, beautifully sung and impeccably choreographed.
****1
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Hitting the rocks: Michieletto's Guillaume Tell

Sadly, Damiano Michieletto and Antonio Pappano's production is more likely to be remembered for its failings – the awful rape scene, its dullness, plus a list of annoying details too long to mention – than for its musical excellence. It’s worth seeing to get a feel of both.
***11
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