KTEP - El Paso, Texas

August 9, 2013

Gioachino Rossini: William Tell
Netherlands Opera House, Amsterdam 

Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
Netherlands Opera Chorus
Paolo Carignani, conductor

CAST:  Nicola Alaimo (William Tell); Helena Rasker (Hedwige); Eugénie Warnier (Jemmy); Marina Rebeka (Mathilde); John Osborn (Arnold Melchtal); Patrick Bolleire (Melchtal); Christian Van Horn (Gessler); Marco Spotti (Walter Furst)

If William Tell, the complete opera, was as familiar as its ubiquitous overture, it might just be the most famous opera ever composed!  Still, as this production from Amsterdam demonstrates, Rossini's final opera is far more than just the original home to "the theme from the Lone Ranger."