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Moses in Egypt


New Production

We promise this: Moses in Egypt is spectacular. Rossini’s bel canto interpretation of the Exodus story harnesses music of huge scale and awesome beauty. Powerful and intense, it convincingly frames the miracles that the opera pivots around. It also lets us experience the unbelievably zealous relationship Moses has with both his maker and his people. We get to walk the journey and share the immensity of their desperate, daunting task.

But it is never bleak. The Chagall-inspired production is both vibrant and colourful. As foreboding as the chasing, enclosing shadows seem, we know that freedom could be just one moment away.

  • Running time approximately three hours including one interval
  • Sung in Italian with surtitles in English and Welsh
  • Co-production with Houston Grand Opera

Supported by the WNO Bel Canto Syndicate.

Production note: This production places the opera in a timeless setting.

Conductor Carlo Rizzi (ex. 17 Oct, 28 Nov) Simon Phillippo (17 Oct, 28 Nov)
Director David Pountney   
Set Designer Raimund Bauer
Costume Designer Marie-Jeanne Lecca
Lighting Designer Fabrice Kebour

Mosè Miklós Sebestyén
Osiride David Alegret
Amaltea Christine Rice (ex. 28 November) Linda Richardson (28 November)
Aronne Barry Banks
Faraone Andrew Foster-Williams
Amenofi Leah-Marian Jones
Elcia Claire Booth
Mambre Nicky Spence

All performances start at 7.15pm
Running time three hours approximately including one interval
Sung in Italian with surtitles in English (and Welsh in Cardiff and Llandudno)

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