Amenaïde loves Tancredi banished from his homeland. She asks him to support Syracuse in its fight against the Saracens. Tancredi goes incognito to the city and learns of Amenaïde's engagement to Orbazzano. Believing himself deceived, the latter volunteers for military service and seeks death on the battlefield. Can Amenaïde make this fatal story turn out for the better, out of love for Tancredi? Rossini wrote “Tancredi” in 1813 for the La Fenice Theater in Venice. Its librettist Gaetano Rossi was inspired by the famous tragedy by Voltaire, set to music many times. Although this opera is one of Rossini's earliest works, the composer already proves his mastery of driving crescendi and gripping finali. Pierre-Emanuel Rousseau (“Viva la mamma”, “Don Pasquale”, among others), signs the staging and the sets, the musical direction is assumed by Benjamin Pionnier. As Tancredi, Candida Guida (“Dangerous Liaisons”) performs again at TOBS.