3 hours plus 20 minute interval
All times are approximate and subject to change.
Palais Theatre’s Bars are open from doors until the end of interval with a selection of food and beverages including sandwiches, soft drinks, snacks and ice-creams, a brand new coffee counter for your favourite hot drinks and our new central bar which is fully fitted out with beers on tap, wine, spirits and soft drinks.
Composer Gioachino Rossini
Sung in French with English surtitles
Be part of history at the Australian premiere of Rossini’s Final Epic
The legendary tale of the sharp-shooting hero on a quest for freedom makes for epic opera: a struggle for liberty against oppression and the courage that victory demands.
One hundred and eighty-nine years after its Paris Opera debut, Rossini’s final masterwork, famed for its iconic overture, receives its Australian premiere. Epic opera demands epic staging and director Rodula Gaitanou (Royal Opera House, Opera Holland Park) and designer Simon Corder tackle Tell with grit and grandeur.
Hope is illuminated in a darkened world with this striking new production.
Orchestra Orchestra Victoria
Guillaume Tell Jean-François Lapointe