Yee Yo, Vittorio Vitelli, Karin Loovelius, Leonardo Capalbo © Tom Schulze
Yee Yo, Vittorio Vitelli, Karin Loovelius, Leonardo Capalbo © Tom Schulze

Oper

Friday 05.10.2018 | 7:30 p.m. | Opernhaus

Rigoletto

Giuseppe Verdi

Stückinfos

Opera in three acts | Text by Francesco Maria Piave

after the verse drama Le roi s’amuse (1832) by Victor Hugo | In Italian with German supertitles | Playing time ca. 3 hours | Two intermissions

Beschreibung

Opera in three acts | Text by Francesco Maria Piave after the verse drama Le roi s’amuse (1832) by Victor Hugo | In Italian with German supertitles | Playing time ca. 3 hours | Two intermissions

»Le roi s’amuse«, translated into English as The King’s Fool, Victor Hugo’s acclaimed play, is the model for Verdi’s ever-popular opera »Rigoletto«. For his own personal amusement and that of his decadent court, the Duke of Mantua employs Rigoletto, his hunchbacked court jester. In anticipatory obedience, Rigoletto serves his master’s need for vulgar entertainment, not shying away from presenting his pleasure-seeking employer with the daughters of noble society on a silver platter. At home, he is a devoted father, who heavy-handedly protects his daughter Gilda from the darker side of humanity. But Rigoletto’s double life dooms him when Gilda falls in love with the Duke, in disguise as a young student. The Duke’s frivolous, laddish canzone (»La donna è mobile«) becomes a portent of death for Rigoletto. Anthony Pilavachi achieved national attention in the public as well as the press as the director of the Ring des Nibelungen in Lübeck, and turns his attention to this part of the so-called Trilogia popolare for Leipzig in the Verdi Year. 

Christoph Gedschold Dirigent
Anthony Pilavachi Inszenierung
Alexander Stessin Einstudierung Chor
Christian Geltinger Dramaturgie
Bianca Tognocchi Gilda
Dorothee Schlemm-Gál Giovanna
Aneta Ručková Gräfin Ceprano
Kathrin Göring Maddalena
Anika Paulick Page
Kyungho Kim Herzog
Dalibor Jenis Rigoletto
Jürgen Kurth Graf von Monterone
Jean-Baptiste Mouret Graf Ceprano
Ricardo Llamas Márquez Marullo
Sven Hjörleifsson Borsa
Randall Jakobsh Sparafucile
Frank Wernstedt Gerichtsdiener