Melodramma eroico in two acts (1813) – Ferrara version
Libretto by Gaetano Rossi based on Voltaire’s tragedy Tancrède (1760)
In Italian with German surtitles
18th July 2024 - 7.30 p.m., Festspielhaus
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.
The 2024 Bregenz Festival runs from 17th July to 18th August 2024. For tickets and details visit www.bregenzerfestspiele.com or call 0043 5574 4076.+43 (0)5574 407-6.
Musical Director Yi-Chen Lin
Stage Director Jan Philipp Gloger
Stage Designer Ben Baur
Costume Designer Justina Klimczyk
Light Bernd Purkrabek
Prager Philharmonischer Chor
Tancredi Anna Goryachova
Amenaide Mélissa Petit
Argirio Antonino Siragusa
Orbazzano Andreas Wolf