7 Jun 2020

VERDI: Rigoletto

From Opera on Sunday, 6:00 pm on 7 June 2020

All remaining live performances in the 2019–20 season at The Met have been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. This is a recording from 7 December 2013, featuring Dmitri Hvorostovsky in the title role.

Metropolitan Opera Encore Series

Sunday 7 June 2020 at 6pm on RNZ Concert

VERDI: Rigoletto

Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Dmitri Hvorostovsky Photo: CC BY SA 3.0

Cast:

Sonya Yoncheva (Gilda), Oksana Volkova (Maddalena), Matthew Polenzani (Duke of Mantua), Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Rigoletto), Štefan Kocán (Sparafucile),Wallis Giunta (Countess Ceprano), Maria Zifchak (Giovanna), Robert Pomakov (Count Monterone), Alexander Lewis (Borsa), Jeffrey Mattsey (Marullo), David Crawford (Count Ceprano), Metropolitan Opera Chorus & Orchestra conducted by Pablo Heras-Casado

Synopsis of Rigoletto

Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)

'Rigoletto' is an opera in three acts, based on the play 'Le roi s'amuse' by Victor Hugo.

This production of 'Rigoletto' is set in Las Vegas, 1960.

The unhappy plights of the melancholy hunchback Rigoletto, the ill-fated Gilda and the debonair but ruthless Duke of Mantua unfold in Verdi’s glorious melodies.

The Siberian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky died in 2017.

 

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