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Giuseppe Verdi

Rigoletto

Opera

Text by Francesco Maria Piave based on the drama Le roi s’amuse by Victor Hugo

In Italian with captions

Operas
Premiere 04.11.2017
Location Großer Saal Musiktheater
Duration 02 hrs. 30 min.

Unfortunately, this production is no longer on the schedule

Information

It’s the epitome of the Italian opera. Verdi’s Rigoletto was inspired by the ideas and spirit, as well as the rich cultural history of 19th Century France. While searching for the appropriate theme, Verdi finally decided to use Victor Hugo’s Le roi s’amuse (The King Amuses Himself). On the urging of Austrian censors librettist, Francesco Maria Piave, moved the location of the story from Paris to the Italian town of Mantua. Despite the initial difficulties Verdi encountered, Victor Hugo’s figure of the ambivalent, hunchback court jester, Rigoletto, as the main protagonist in the opera that, in a somewhat concealed way, has evolved into perhaps the composer’s most political work. Nonetheless, it served as a foundation for his international acclaim. 

Pictures

Rigoletto Federico Longhi © Reinhard WinklerRigoletto Federico Longhi © Reinhard WinklerRigoletto Hyojong Kim, Statisterie © Reinhard WinklerRigoletto Hyojong Kim, Kathleen Louisa Brandhofer, Ensemble © Reinhard WinklerRigoletto Justus Seeger, Xiaoke Hu, Chor © Reinhard WinklerRigoletto Nikolai Galkin, Federico Longhi, Statisterie © Reinhard WinklerRigoletto Dominik Nekel, Federico Longhi © Reinhard WinklerRigoletto Julia Sitkovetsky, Federico Longhi, Vaida Raginskytė © Reinhard WinklerRigoletto Julia Sitkovetsky, Hyojong Kim © Reinhard WinklerRigoletto Hyojong Kim, Ensemble, Chor © Reinhard WinklerRigoletto Hyojong Kim, Julia Sitkovetsky © Reinhard WinklerRigoletto Julia Sitkovetsky, Nikolai Galkin, Statisterie © Reinhard WinklerRigoletto Julia Sitkovetsky, Federico Longhi © Reinhard WinklerRigoletto Julia Sitkovetsky, Federico Longhi, Dominik Nekel © Reinhard WinklerRigoletto Hyojong Kim, Jessica Eccleston © Reinhard WinklerRigoletto Hyojong Kim, Dominik Nekel © Reinhard WinklerRigoletto Hyojong Kim, Jessica Eccleston © Reinhard WinklerRigoletto Dominik Nekel © Reinhard WinklerRigoletto Federico Longhi © Reinhard WinklerRigoletto Julia Sitkovetsky, Federico Longhi © Reinhard Winkler

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Cast

Der Herzog von Mantua
Hyojong Kim
Rigoletto, sein Hofnarr
Federico Longhi
Gilda, dessen Tochter
Julia Sitkovetsky
Sparafucile, ein Bravo
Dominik Nekel
Maddalena, seine Schwester
Jessica Eccleston
Giovanna, Gildas Gesellschafterin
Vaida Raginskytė
Graf von Monterone
Nikolai Galkin
Marullo, ein Edelmann
Justus Seeger
Borsa, Höfling
Xiaoke Hu
Graf von Ceprano
Rastislav Lalinsky
Gräfin von Ceprano
Kathleen Louisa Brandhofer
Ein Gerichtsdiener
Ville Lignell
Ein Page der Herzogin
Mitsuyo Okamoto
Yoon Mi Kim-Ernst

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