• Brinkhoff/Mögenburg

Saturday 18. Mar. 2017, 7.00 pm - 10.30 pm | Großes Haus


Gioachino Rossini

Guillaume Tell (William Tell)

Introduction at 6.20 PM

The love between Arnold, son of a Swiss subject, and Mathilde, daughter of an Austrian despot, hardly has a chance of survival. Tell leads the rebels (“Liberty or death!”), Mathilde changes sides, and Switzerland is liberated. French ‘grand opera’ is said to clothe every love story in a picturesque cloak, overwhelming the audience with a surfeit of theatrical tricks, but ignoring deeper insights into historical contexts. And yet, Rossini (and Schiller) managed to incite the audience of a performance of Guillaume Tell in July 1830 to head straight to the barricades – a few days later, Louis-Philippe became king by the grace of the citizens. Rossini sets Italian directness against the decorative singing typical for the genre. Guillaume Tell is Rossini’s first ‘grand opera’ and simultaneously his last stage work.

Musical Director: Gabriele Ferro
Director: Roger Vontobel
Set Designer: Muriel Gerstner
Costume Designer: Klaus Bruns
Lighting Designer: Gérard Cleven
Dramaturgy: Albrecht Puhlmann

Premiere: 06.03.2016

A break after the first scene of the third act

In French with German and English surtitles


Ort: Großes Haus, Dammtorstraße 28, 20354 Hamburg
Preise: 7,00 EUR bis 119,00 EUR

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