Les Vepres siciliennes, from The Royal Opera House

(GB, 2014, 250 mins, DCP)
In French with English subtitles
CAST Lianna Haroutounian, Bryan Hymel, Erwin Schrott, Michael Volle, Michelle Daly. Conductor Antonio Pappano
Running time includes two intermissions. Tickets $22. Popcorn is not permitted in the theatre for opera shows.


Antonio Pappano conducts a world-class cast including Erwin Schrott, Bryan Hymel and Lianna Haroutounian in The Royal Opera’s first ever staging of Verdi’s grand opera, directed by Stefan Herheim in his UK debut.

Paris in 1855, when the opera was first performed, provides the starting point for the interpretation by celebrated Norwegian born director Stefan Herheim. The opera ballet plays a significant role too, with Johann Kobborg choreographing for dancers from the Royal Ballet and Royal Danish Ballet. The story is set to impassioned and dramatic music, rich in showpiece arias and ensembles with striking choruses.

250 minute running time includes two intermissions