Through his masterpiece Guiseppe Verdi provides an insight into the causes of revenge, social exclusion and the construct of misinterpreted love.
Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto – St. Margarethen Quarry “Ruffini Stage” © (c) Andreas Tischler
Since its world premiere in Venice 1851, the opera “Rigoletto” took the audience by storm since 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.
English title Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto – St. Margarethen Open Air Opera
Original title Giuseppe Verdis Rigoletto – St. Margarethen Open Air Oper
Production year 2017
Duration 120 min., HD
Production Company ORF III
Libretto Francesco Maria Piave
Soloist Elena Sancho Pereg, Vladislav Sulimsky, Davide Damiani, Yosep Kang, Arthur Espiritu and Jesus Leon
Orchestra / Band Symphonieorchester des Slowakischen Rundfunks Bratislava
Choir Philharmonia Chor Wien