Verdi`s Rigoletto from Bregenz Festival

Author: Unitel

Bregenz Festival’s breathtaking Rigoletto scores big!

  • "Rigoletto", Bregenz Festival © Anja Koehler

  • "Rigoletto", Bregenz Festival © Karl Forster

  • "Rigoletto", Bregenz Festival © Ralph Larmann

For the first time Bregenz Festival staged Giuseppe Verdi’s masterpiece "Rigoletto" – compelling, blood-curdling and beautiful. The stage director Philipp Stölzl, known not only for his successful productions at Salzburg Festival as well as for his music videos for the German band Rammstein, created a spectacular setting on the world’s largest stage on a lake. The gigantic stage design was praised by critics as a unique technological masterpiece!

An outstanding cast led by Vladimir Stoyanov as Rigoletto, Stephen Costello as the Duke and Mélissa Petit as Gilda thrilled the audience not only with their vocal performance but also with full physical commitment, supported by the Vienna Symphony Orchestra under Enrique Mazzola’s precise conducting. The staggering show has attracted not only 200,000 visitors to 20 sold out performances but beyond that over 1.8 million TV-viewers in Germany, Austria and Swiss alone.

“Breathtaking, tight and thrilling arrangement, extremely beautiful. Philipp Stölzl delivers a superlative Rigoletto to Bregenz lake stage.” (Frankfurter Rundschau Online)

“The performance of the three main characters has been outstanding.” (Der Standard Online)

“Nothing but a sensation.” (SWR 2)

Video format Shot in UHD/HDR
Production Company A co-production of ORF, SRF, TPC, ZDF and UNITEL in cooperation with Bregenz Festival



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