Rossini: William Tell / Pappano
Label: WARNER CLASSICS (EMI)
Pappano, Antonio, Gerald Finley, John Osborn, Marie-Nicole Lemieux
Rossini’s complete final French Grand-Opéra Guillaume Tell in its definitive critical edition brought vividly to life by Antonio Pappano, Orchestra e Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia under his musical directorship and a stellar international cast. Recorded live in concerts in October and December 2010 at the Accademia’s home Auditorium Parco della Musica led by Canadian baritone Gerald Finley in the title role and American tenor John Osborn, discovered by Antonio Pappano for this recording, in the notoriously challenging high role of Arnold of which he is a rare exponent.