Rossini’s Guglielmo Tell with Teatro Regio di Torino (Mathilde)

November 12th, 2014

“Musically this production is a treat”

Has Rossini’s final opera, William Tell, at last achieved the recognition it deserves from the world’s opera houses? … this is a major achievement for the Teatro Regio Torino, an oasis of artistic and financial wellbeing in an Italian landscape of troubled opera houses. The high choral and orchestra standards are a tribute to Gianandrea Noseda’s achievements as music director. … Angela Meade’s big-voiced Matilde has authority aplenty, and while the voice can sound impure, she sings beautifully in the haunting ‘Selva opaca’.

– Financial Times, George Loomis (May 2014)