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When They're On: Verdi's Les vêpres siciliennes at the Royal Opera House

Pictured just above is the promotional graphic for the Royal Opera House's production of Les vêpres siciliennes. It's an odd graphic that tries to get to the production's vision. That vision was a failure. Despite that, the performance I witnessed was phenomenal because of the performers. It was my first chance to see Verdi's rare opera and it was a wonderful one. I definitely want to listen to more recordings and, if possible, see more performances, including the Italian variant, which is more often performed. As a tenor, it was especially exciting, for the first time, to see a tenor in a truly central role who I might describe as, "on."
Synopsis and general information:êpres_siciliennes

Les vêpres siciliennes | Giuseppe Verdi


Director | Stefan Herheim
Dramaturg | Alexander Meier-Dörzenbach
Set Designer | Philipp Fürhofer
Costume Designer | Gesine Voellm
Lighting Designer | Anders Poll
Choreography | Andre de Jong