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  • Rigoletto

    Opera

    Giuseppe Verdi

    Opéra Bastille - from 23 October to 24 November 2021

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Rigoletto

Opéra Bastille - from 23 October to 24 November 2021

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Rigoletto

Opera Giuseppe Verdi

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Opéra Bastille - from 23 October to 24 November 2021

2h45 with 1 interval

Language : Italian

Surtitle : French / English

  • Opening night : 23 Oct. 2021

About

In few words:

A disconsolate father staring at the lifeless body of his child. Such is the heart-wrenching image that confronts us in the final bars of Rigoletto. Taking that tragedy as a starting point, Claus Guth crafts a production in which the jester sees his life unfurling once more – a humiliating farce sweetened only by the presence of his daughter. In the sanctuary of a poetically modern scenography and haunted by the indelible memory of Gilda, Rigoletto again hears her being drawn towards the Duke of Mantua’s mendacious declarations of love: “Caro nome…” An air of innocence that counts among the finest that Verdi ever composed for a soprano.

CHARACTERS

The Duke of Mantua: A cynical libertine and womaniser
Rigoletto: The Duke of Mantua’s jester
Gilda: Rigoletto’s daughter
Sparafucile: Hired killer
Maddalena: Sparafucile’s sister
Giovanna: Rigoletto’s servant
The Count of Monterone: Courtier whose daughter has been seduced by the Duke of Mantua
Marullo: Courtier at the Court of Mantua
Matteo Borsa: Courtier at the Court of Mantua
Le comte de Ceprano: Courtier at the Court of Mantua
La comtesse de Ceprano: Count Ceprano’s wife, wooed by the Duke

  • Opening
  • First part 60 mn
  • Intermission 30 mn
  • 75 mn
  • End

Rigoletto - The Joker of the 19th century?

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Rigoletto - The Joker of the 19th century?

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Ne me regarde pas (Rigoletto - Giuseppe Verdi)

Rigoletto - « La donna è mobile »

Media coverage

  • In his staging, Claus Guth builds beautiful, poetic and mysterious scenes.

    Culturebox
  • Rigoletto’s production [...] increases the heavy curse that lies upon the Monterone Jester.

    Olyrix
  • A fine and intelligent creation, this revival of the first of Verdi’s popular trilogy sheds new light on the opera, restoring the full meaning of the work as a total show.

    Le Figaro

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