For those of you who are unfamiliar with this work, I suggest skimming the article below. It was Rossini's last opera, and many consider it his finest work in the genre.
So assuming you A. read the article below or B. already know about the work, you know that it's rarely performed and it hasn't been picked up by major houses like the Met. My question is, is the world ever going to get a quality recording of a staged William Tell? I know it's got a lot working against it, the tenor part is treacherously difficult, the baritone part is boring, it's four hours of uncut french madness..but it feels like something that deserves a staging.
I recently had the opportunity to venture to NYC and see Juan Diego Florez in Rossini's Le Comte Ory..the program said he was performing Arnold in Lima, Peru later this year. Could there possibly be a revival coming for the opera? Maybe the Met gauges its success and plans accordingly? Below, just for funsies, I've linked the aria from Act III by JDF in a recital and by Marcello Giordani in a staged production..the second can be painful to watch.