Royal Opera House: Les Vêpres Siciliennes


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sat, May 17, 2014 1:00 PM
Film Info
Runtime:285 minutes
Country Listing:UK
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Stefan Herheim
Cinema Extra
Distributed by:Media Events International


Opera On Screen: Featuring the world's most celebrated operas.

Music by: Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901)

Featuring: The Royal Opera Chorus, the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, and conductor Antonio Pappano

Cast: Marina Poplavskaya (He´le`ne), Bryan Hymel (Henri), Erwin Schrott (Jean Procida) Michael Volle (Guy de Montfort), and Jean Teitgen (Le Sire de Be´thune)

The Royal Opera presents a new production of Verdi’s grand opera Les Vêpres Siciliennes– in this imaginative staging by celebrated director Stefan Herheim. The French have occupied Sicily and Hélène is held hostage by Montfort, the French governor, who has had her brother executed. She turns to the partisan Jean Procida and the rebellious patriot Henri in her bid for vengeance. Antonio Pappano conducts a star cast that includes Bryan Hymel, Marina Poplavskaya, Erwin Schrott and Michael Volle.

Performed at the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden on November 4, 2013.

In French, with English subtitles. There will be two 20-minute intermissions.

Tickets: $15, $12 (Bloor members)