Bahrain National
Theater

Rigoletto

Category
Theater
Date
19 & 21 January 2013, 8:00 p.m
Venue
Bahrain National Theater
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Famed Italian opera, Rigoletto first premiered in 1851. Giuseppe Verdi’s timeless tale explores themes of love and revenge. Rigoletto, the hunched-backed jester at the Court of the Duke of Mantua, is a merciless cynic. His lethal tongue and ruthless actions make powerful enemies that plot his downfall. This version of Verdi’s popular opera is directed by Maria Cristina Mazzavillani Muti of Italy’s Ravenna Festival. Founded in 1990 by Mrs. Mazzavillani Muti, the Ravenna Festival is a celebration of the performing arts. With its ample array of opera, music, film, dance, and exhibitions, the Ravenna Festival has become a staple in the international musical arts world.

Rigoletto
Opera in three acts
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
Based on the drama Le roi s’amuse by Victor Hugo
Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Publisher Universal Music Publishing Ricordi srl, Milano

           

      characters         cast 
The Duke of Mantua             Giordano Lucà 
Rigoletto, his court jester  Francesco Landolfi
Gilda, his daughter  Rosa Feola 
Sparafucile, a villain Andrey Zemskow 
Maddalena, his sister Clara Calanna
Giovanna, Gilda’s duenna Isabel De Paoli 
The Count of Monterone  Daniel Giulianini
Marullo, a nobleman  Donato Di Gioia 
Matteo Borsa, a courtier  Giorgio Trucco
The Count of Ceprano  Claudio Levantino
The Countess, his wife  Antonella Carpenito 
Page of the Duchess Yelizaveta Milovzorova

 

conductor Nicola Paszkowski
stage and set director Cristina Mazzavillani Muti
light design Vincent Longuemare
set design Italo Grassi  costume design Alessandro Lai  sound design Alvise Vidolin

Luigi Cherubini Youth Orchestra
Chorus of Teatro Municipale Piacenza
chorus master Corrado Casati

Ravenna Festival production

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