Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)

19/09/2000 in Antwerp - 11/10/2000 in Ghent

  • Guy  Joosten
  • Bruno Caproni
  • Cyndia  Sieden
  • Tomas Tomasson
  • Eric Raes
  • Birgit Langenhuysen
  • Musical direction: Massimo Zanetti
  • Director: Guy Joosten
  • Rigoletto: Bruno Caproni
  • Gilda: Cyndia Sieden
  • Duca di Mantova: Stephen Mark Brown
  • Sparafucile: Tomas Tomasson

In his famous aria "La donna è mobile", the Duke of Mantua is probably referring more to his own unpredictability than the supposed fickleness of women.
Since the censors of Verdi's day would not accept that the profligate ruler François I from Victor Hugo's play could become a theatrical figure, his jester became the pivot around which the action takes place.
"Rigoletto", one of Verdi's most popular operas, is a masterly combination of rich melody and psychologically accurate portrayal.


Surtitles: Dutch.




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