Author(s): Gioachino Rossini, libretto by Hippolyte Bis and Étienne de Jouy, after Friedrich Schiller's play
Company: Irish National Opera
Running time: 3h 23min approx
A freedom fighter in Austrian-occupied Switzerland. An oppressive Habsburg governor. The most famous Swiss apple. And a love story that crosses national divides.
Retelling the legend of the Swiss folk hero based on Schiller’s play, William Tell is a grandiose ode to freedom. Staged for the first time in Ireland since 1875, this production is conducted by Fergus Sheil and directed by Julien Chavaz who takes a mythological approach.