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Prom 2: Rossini's William Tell

BBC PROMS 2011

Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Sean Rafferty

Antonio Pappano came to the Proms in July with his Orchestra and Chorus of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome, for a rare performance of Rossini's grandest of operas about the legendary founding fathers of Switzerland and the hero who shoots an apple from his son's head. Michele Pertusi takes the title role and the character of Arnold, one of Rossini's most demanding tenor parts, (complete with numerous high Cs), is sung by the American tenor John Osborn.

Rossini: William

William Tell ...... Michele Pertusi (baritone)
Arnold Melchthal ...... John Osborn (tenor)
Walter Furst ...... Matthew Rose (bass)
Melchthal ...... Frédéric Caton (bass)
Jemmy ...... Elena Xanthoudakis (soprano)
Gesler ...... Nicolas Courjal (bass)
Rodolphe ...... Carlo Bosi (tenor)
Ruodi ...... Celso Albelo (tenor)
Leuthold ...... Mark Stone (baritone)
Mathilde ...... Malyn Byström (soprano)
Hedwige ...... Patricia Bardon (mezzo-soprano)
Huntsman ...... Davide Malvestio (bass)

Orchestra and Chorus of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome
Antonio Pappano (conductor).

3 hours, 45 minutes

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Wed 28 Dec 2011 19:00

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