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Rossini: William Tell DVD (The Royal Opera)

Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera, conducts Rossini's epic final masterpiece of French grand opera with an all-star cast that includes Gerald Finley in the title role, alongside John Osborn, Malin Byström and Sofia Fomina. The story of the legendary Swiss patriot Guillaume Tell, determined to free Switzerland from rule, is told through magnificent arias, ensembles and choruses, atmospheric musical evocations of the Swiss landscape, particularly in the famous overture the dramatic episodes of great emotional power.

Composer: Gioachino Rossini
Guillaume Tell:
Gerald Finley
Mathilde: Malin Byström
Arnold Melchtal: John Osborn
Hedwige: Enkelejda Shkosa
Jemmy: Sofia Fomina
Melcthal: Eric Halfvarson
Gesler: Nicolas Courjal

Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Director: Damiano Michieletto  

Plus:  Introduction to Guillaume Tell / The Tenor Voice / The Royal Opera Chorus / Cast Gallery

Picture: 16:9 
Sound: LPCM & DTS  5.1 
Region code: 0 (All Regions)
Format: NTSC
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/JP/KO
Running time: 216 mins
Year: 2015