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Les Vêpres siciliennes trailer (The Royal Opera)

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Published on Sep 17, 2013

A rare opportunity to see Verdi's great opera, brought to the Royal Opera House for the first time in an imaginative new staging by Stefan Herheim. http://www.roh.org.uk/news/watch-les-...

Stefan Herheim brings Verdi's tale of revenge, family relations and patriotism to Covent Garden for the first time. His imaginative production draws parallels between the opera and the opera house for which it was written, including a spectacular re-creation of the Paris Opéra itself. Musically, the work contains impressive choruses, passionate duets and some wonderful showpiece arias for the principal singers. Particular highlights include Procida's aria on returning to Sicily 'Et toi, Palerme', the Act IV duet 'De courroux et d'effroi' in which Hélène expresses her sympathy for Henri's dilemma and Hélène's brilliant Act V boléro, 'Merci, jeunes amis'.

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