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Rossini’s Opera William Tell (in 1776) Part II ($20/$8)

  • Marion Cultural and Civic Center 800 Tower Square Plaza Marion, IL 62959 United States (map)

Most people know William Tell's famous overture (with its Lone Ranger theme), but the opera is full of beautiful arias, stirring ensembles and rousing choruses. This production is set it in 1776, to coincide with Washington crossing the Delaware, on this 240th anniversary of our Independence, and also includes all the original ballet music. The entire opera is presented twice over two nights, June 7/8 and June 10/11. Separate admission is required each night.

Josh Shaw, Director of the Pacific Opera Project in Los Angeles, directs the production, which stars two internationally recognized singers: Baritone, Wes Mason, in the title role; and William Davenport, singing one of the most demanding Tenor roles in the repertoire. Other professional lead singers come from New York to Los Angeles and points in between, along with a 40 voice chorus, 40 member ballet company, and the fabulous Southern Illinois Music Festival Orchestra, under the musical direction of Edward Benyas. 

Opera Shuttle Bus and Lecture by Maestro Benyas
to and from Marion Civic Center
Leaving from SIU Arena, Tuesday and Wednesday, June 7 and June 8 at 6:15pm
Advance reservations required; call 315-481-9901

Tickets at 6:30 pm.
Doors at 7:00 pm. 

Tickets Available at the door as well as online at:

Opera tickets are reserved seating, and pass holders will need to show their pass for special reserved seating upon arrival.

(Cash, Check or Major Credit Cards Accepted)
$20 General Admission
$8 Students

Earlier Event: June 8
Klassics for Kids (Free)