Wichita Grand Opera

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5:00 am
Thu February 20, 2014

The Wichita Grand Opera Takes On William Tell

Lucus Meachem as William Tell and Alyssa Toepfer as Tell's son, Jemmy.
Credit Hugo Phan

He shot an arrow through the apple which was on his son’s head. It was a test of an archer’s loyalty. But the creation of the opera, William Tell, is a test of talent for the singers. KMUW’s Aileen LeBlanc reports.

It is a rare experience – not once in a lifetime – but once in a great while, that we get the opportunity to see a production of William Tell. It has an epic scale of staging, almost operatic; but it is the difficulty and complexity of the music which really puts it beyond the reach of many companies. Not for the Wichita Grand Opera. The WGO takes on William Tell!

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