Opening with one of the most famous overtures in all opera, ‘Guillaume Tell’ is the story of the titular Swiss archer and patriot, and his struggle against Austrian occupation.
Including the legendary scene in which Tell shoots an apple off his son’s head, inspiring his countrymen to rebel against their oppressors, Rossini’s final opera features one of his most outstanding musical scores.
The directorial debut of Damiano Michieletto, the Royal Opera House’s production of ‘Guillaume Tell’ stars the award-winning Gerald Finley as Tell, and is conducted by Antonio Pappano.
The previously advised BBFC 12A As Live classification has now been reviewed upward to a 15 As Live classification. Guests please note this production features nudity and scenes of sexual violence.