Rossini: Guillaume Tell
For years the undisputed Rossini tenor par excellence, Juan Diego Flórez at last makes his debut in the hugely demanding role of Arnold and 'masters his part with seemingly effortless perfection' (Die Presse). Graham's Vick 2013 production gives the opera uncut in it's original French version, complete with the often omitted ballet music. The William Tell legend of patriotic and political intrigue in 14th-century Switzerland is interpreted by Vick as a timeless class conflict with dramatic and unforgettable images. A 'perfect cast' is conducted with 'verve and intensity' (Opera Today) Composer: Gioachino Rossini Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Comunale di Bologna Conductor: Michele Mariotti Director: Graham Vick Bonus: William Tell - Behind the Scenes. Sound: PCM 16-bit Stereo / DTS-HD MA 24-bit Surround Recorded: 2014 Region code: 0 (Worldwide) Nicola Alaima (Tell), Marina Rebeka (Mathilde), Juan Diego Flórez (Arnaud), Amanda Forsythe (Jemmy), Veronia Sieoni (Hedwige), Simon Orfila (Walter Furst), Luca Tittoto (Gesler), Alessandro Luciano (Rodolphe), Wojtek Gierlach (Leuthold/Un chasseur), Celso Albelo (Ruodi) Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Michele Mariotti.