Vepres siciliennes, from the Royal Opera House

Program Running Time 250 min.

Running time includes two intermissions. Tickets $22. Popcorn is not permitted in the theatre for opera shows.

Films in Program

(GB, 2014, 250 mins, DCP)

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. 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.