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Rigoletto

By Giuseppe Verdi

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05.12.19
Jerusalem Theater
09.12.19
Ashdod Performing Arts Centre
07.12.19
Jerusalem Theater

Rigoletto

By Giuseppe Verdi

Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave Based on the play "Le roi s’amuse" by Victor Hugo

A luxurious yacht is sailing on the river near the city of Mantua. Its owner is a rich businessman and one of the city’s leaders. His guests are wealthy businessmen and politicians hungry for a good time, who want to gain his favour. Also amongst them is a mercenary killer who offers his services to the highest bidder. Rigoletto, the buffoon hired to entertain the guests is on board together with his cherished daughter, whom he tries at all cost to protect from those seeking fun and who have set their eyes on her. A heart-rending story of love, curse and vengeance, a devoted father and a young and innocent daughter who sacrifices herself in the name of love. This production of “Rigoletto” in Jerusalem symbolically marks the 100th anniversary of the first rendition of this opera in Israel and Jerusalem, which took place in 1919 in the historic and mythological “Zion” movie theatre in Jerusalem.

The Gary Bertini Israeli Choir will take part and for the first time the Jerusalem Duration – 3 hours. Sung in Italian, with Hebrew and English surtitles.

Participants

Director – Gabriele Ribis
Domenico Balzani – baritone,Rigoletto
Matteo Falcier, tenor – the Duke
Veronica Brook, soprano – Gilda
Denis Sedov , bass – as the mercenary killer Sparafucile
Aleksandra Kovalevich, mezzo soprano – Maddelena
Yuri Kissin, bass-baritone –  Monterone

The opera will collaborate with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Omer Arieli.

Pr photography: Ilan Spira

Rigoletto

By Giuseppe Verdi

05.12.19 Jerusalem Theater Tickets
07.12.19 Jerusalem Theater Tickets
09.12.19 Ashdod Performing Arts Centre Tickets
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Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave Based on the play "Le roi s’amuse" by Victor Hugo

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A luxurious yacht is sailing on the river near the city of Mantua. Its owner is a rich businessman and one of the city’s leaders. His guests are wealthy businessmen and politicians hungry for a good time, who want to gain his favour. Also amongst them is a mercenary killer who offers his services to the highest bidder. Rigoletto, the buffoon hired to entertain the guests is on board together with his cherished daughter, whom he tries at all cost to protect from those seeking fun and who have set their eyes on her. A heart-rending story of love, curse and vengeance, a devoted father and a young and innocent daughter who sacrifices herself in the name of love. This production of “Rigoletto” in Jerusalem symbolically marks the 100th anniversary of the first rendition of this opera in Israel and Jerusalem, which took place in 1919 in the historic and mythological “Zion” movie theatre in Jerusalem.

The Gary Bertini Israeli Choir will take part and for the first time the Jerusalem Duration – 3 hours. Sung in Italian, with Hebrew and English surtitles.

Director notes

Participants

Director – Gabriele Ribis
Domenico Balzani – baritone,Rigoletto
Matteo Falcier, tenor – the Duke
Veronica Brook, soprano – Gilda
Denis Sedov , bass – as the mercenary killer Sparafucile
Aleksandra Kovalevich, mezzo soprano – Maddelena
Yuri Kissin, bass-baritone –  Monterone

The opera will collaborate with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Omer Arieli.

Pr photography: Ilan Spira

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