Gioachino Rossini

Melodramma eroico in two acts (1813) – Ferrara version
Libretto by Gaetano Rossi baed on Voltaire's tragedy Tancrède (1760)  | sung in Italian with German and English surtitles

18 July 2024 - 7.30 pm, Festspielhaus | Großer Saal

approx. 3 hours (incl. intermission)


Performances & Tickets

WEITERE VORSTELLUNGEN 21 July- 11.00 a.m. & 29 July - 7.30 p.m.

With an emotional opera thriller, the then 20-year-old Gioachino Rossini surpassed most of the popular Italian composers in 1813. Even though Tancredi is one of his early works, with its sweeping melodies and rushing finales it still shows Rossini’s musical creativity.

Amenaide has to obey her father’s wishes and marry a man, she does not love to help put an end to the power struggle between two rivaling families in her hometown. Only united one can fight the enemy – at least that is what is said. Amenaide, however, who in the meantime is deemed a traitor and threatened with death, loves Tancredi who returns home unknown. When he hears of the arranged marriage, he kills the rival. But his confident relationship to Amenaide is gone. Desperate, Tancredi wants to find death in battle.

Jan Philipp Gloger stages this action-packed opera about love, trust and the impossibility of finding happiness in times of crisis. Since 2010, the drama director of the Staatstheater Nürnberg also worked internationally as an opera director. Yi-Chen Lin, who guests of the Bregenzer Festspiele might remember from Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, conducts the opera. 

Musical Director Yi-Chen Lin
Stage Director Jan Philipp Gloger
Stage Designer Ben Baur
Costume Designer Justina Klimczyk
Lighting Designer Martin Gebhardt

Argirio Antonino Siragusa
Tancredi Anna Goryachova 
Orbazzano Andreas Wolf 
Amenaide Mélissa Petit 
Isaura Laura Polverelli

Prague Philharmonic Choir
Wiener Symphoniker 

  • Prices
    1 Category: EUR 168
    2. Category: EUR 148
    3. Category: EUR 125
    4. Category: EUR 102
    5. Category: EUR 72
    6. Category: EUR 36
    7. Category: EUR 22

    Additional charge for the premiere: EUR 25 per Ticket (Cat. 1 & 2). There is a separate seating plan for the premiere.

    Subject to change.