Although it boasts one of the most famous sequences of music in existence, Gioachino Rossini’s William Tell is hardly a staple of the operatic repertoire.
- Madeline Roycroft
- The Conversation
At five hours long in its original composition, and with a challengingly high male singing part, it is rarely heard in its entirety.
The opera is certainly most famous for its 12-minute Overture, the piece that sets the scene for it. Few excerpts of classical music have been used (and indeed, parodied) in popular media as…