Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Bullseye ! Rossini Guillaume Tell Amsterdam

Giacomo Rossini's Guillaume Tell hits the bullseye at de Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam! Here is a link to the review by Jim Sohre in Opera Today. Pierre Audi directs - always a sign of intelligent stagecraft. "With a visually beautiful and dramatically honest staging, Netherlands Opera has made as compelling a case as I would imagine possible for Rossini’s grand opera Guillaume Tell. For starters they have gifted us with a cast that could hardly be bettered (and vocal excellence is always a great place to start)."

Nicola Alaimo sings the title role, and John Osborn  sings Arnold. Osborn sang the role in  London in a concert performance in 2011 (reviewed HERE )

"Guillaume Tell is a co-production with the Metropolitan Opera, whose public generally likes their scenery Alpine-kitschy and cuckoo clock ‘realistic.’ At this Dutch premiere at least, the audience embraced and cheered this striking and original imagery, totally winning stagecraft, and top tier musical execution."

Read more about Rossini's Guillaume Tell (which I adore) HERE (Full download with libretto) 

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