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Key Information

Format
Large ensemble performance
Year of production
2017
Duration
02:00:00
Country of origin
Austria
Produced by
ORF III
Categories
New Releases > Music
Music > Operas & Operettas
Intended distribution
Made for TV
Intended audiences
General Audience

Language versions

Original
No linguistic content

Topics

Classical music

Synopsis

Since its world premiere in Venice 1851, the opera “Rigoletto” took the audience by storm until today. The story of court jester Rigoletto and his beloved daughter Gilda is as thrilling as a crime and as tragic as no other opera before. Guiseppe Verdi built a grotesque world in-between carnival, life and death. Through his masterpiece Verdi provides an insight into the causes of revenge, social exclusion and the construct of misinterpreted love and creates a drama that touches people’s hearts and minds until today. Spanish soprano Elena Sancho Pereg as Gilda, Bariton Vladislav Sulimsky, Italian singer Davide Damiani, three star tenors Yosep Kang, Arthur Espiritu and Jesus Leon accompanied by the Philharmonia Chor Wien and the Slowenian Symphonic Orchestra, this opera creates an outstanding musical highlight in the picturesque open-air setting of the impressive “Ruffini Stage” at the St. Margarethen Quarry.

Additional Information

Cast: Elena Sancho Pereg, Vladislav Sulimsky, Davide Damiani, Yosep Kang, Arthur Espiritu and Jesus Leon

Orchestra: Symphonieorchester des Slowakischen Rundfunks Bratislava

Choir: Philharmonia Chor Wien

Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave

Conducted by Anja Bihlmaier

Opera by Giuseppe Verdi

Sales

Available worldwide

Cast & Crew

Director
Philippe Arlaud (stage), Karina Fibich
Key talent(s)
Elena Sancho Pereg, Vladislav Sulimsky, Davide Damiani, Yosep Kang, Arthur Espiritu and Jesus Leon