Cancelled: I Vespri Siciliani | Opernhaus Zurich | Zurich

    2020 | Jun 21, 24, 27 | Jul 01, 04, 07, 10

    Performances have been cancelled.

    The bloody massacre perpetrated by the Sicilians against French occupying troops on Easter Monday 1282 is known as the «Sicilian Vespers». However, the historical background was not the focus of Verdi’s interest; his compositional mastery was inspired rather by the impossible love between the Sicilian Duchess Elena and the resistance fighter Arrigo.

    La duchessa Elena: Maria Agresta
    Ninetta: Judith Schmid
    Guido de Monforte: Quinn Kelsey
    Giovanni di Procida: Alexander Vinogradov
    Arrigo: Bryan Hymel
    Musical director: Fabio Luisi