Aria: O ciel où vont ces scélérats

Composer: Grétry André

Opera: Guillaume Tell

Role: Madame Tell (Soprano)

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On ne peut de trop bonne heure. Madame Tell. Guillaume Tell. GrétryPlus de dépit, plus de tristesse. Les deux avares. GrétryLà dove gli occhi io giro. Alceste. Admeto. HandelAs When the Dove. Aci, Galatea e Polifemo. HandelQuanto dolce amor saria. Lisaura. Alessandro. HandelO mio babbino caro. Lauretta. Gianni Schicchi. PucciniLascioti, oh bella, il volto. Timante. Floridante. HandelUna voce al cor d'intorno. Gemma. Gemma di Vergy. DonizettiSenza colpa mi se acciaste. Sela. Il diluvio universale. DonizettiIl est doux, il est bon. Salomé. Hérodiade. Massenet
Guillaume Tell (William Tell) is an opéra comique, described as a drame mise en musique, in three acts by André Grétry, The French text was by Michel-Jean Sedaine based on a play of the same name by Antoine-Marin Lemierre.
It was first performed by the Comédie-Italienne at the first Salle Favart in Paris on 9 April 1791 and was revived on 24 May 1828 at the Salle Feydeau in a version much revised by Henri Montan Berton with music borrowed from other works of Grétry, including Amphitryon, Céphale et Procris, Aucassin et Nicolette, Callias, and Élisca, and a new libretto by Jean-Baptiste Pélissier. Grétry's Guillaume Tell disappeared from the repertoire as Rossini's 1829 opera on the same subject gained preference.
An Opéra royal de Wallonie production at the Theatre Royal in Liege in July 2013 featured Marc Laho in the title role and was conducted by Claudio Scimone.
The opera is set in 13th-century Switzerland. Like Rossini's later work of the same name it portrays the heroic struggle of the liberty-aspiring Swiss patriots led by Tell against the evil and oppressive Austrians under Guesler, the local governor.