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Doors 6.30pm
Start 7.30pm
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.


William Tell
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. 

Conductor Richard Mills
Librettists V.J. Etienne de Jouy and H.L.F. Bis 
Director Rodula Gaitanou 
Set Design Simon Corder 
Lighting Design Simon Corder
Costume Design Esther Marie Hayes 
Orchestra Orchestra Victoria
Guillaume Tell Jean-François Lapointe 
Arnold Melcthal Carlos E. Bárcenas 
Walter Furst Jeremy Kleeman 
Melcthal Teddy Tahu Rhodes 
Jemmy Alexandra Flood 
Gesler Paolo Pecchioli 
Leuthold Jerzy Kozlowski 
Mathilde Gisela Stille 
Hedwige Liane Keegan 
Getting here

Palais Theatre
Cnr Lower Esplanade and Cavell Street, St Kilda, VIC 3182
Next to Luna Park

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