Rigoletto


Giuseppe Verdi (1813 – 1901)

Melodramma in drei Akten;
Libretto von Francesco Maria Piave;
Uraufführung am 11. März 1851 in Venedig;
Premiere an der Deutschen Oper Berlin am 21. April 2013

In italienischer Sprache mit deutschen Übertiteln

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Roberto Rizzi Brignoli
Jan Bosse
Stéphane Laimé
Kathrin Plath
Thomas Richter
Ivan Magrì
Piero Pretti (12.04.2014 | 20.04.2014)
Ramè Lahaj (26.04.2014)
Andrzej Dobber
Francesco Landolfi (27.11.2013)
Markus Brück (12.04.2014 | 20.04.2014 | 26.04.2014)
Lucy Crowe
Elena Tsallagova (12.04.2014 | 20.04.2014 | 26.04.2014)
Bastiaan Everink
Marko Mimica (26.04.2014)
Andrew Harris
Seth Carico (12.04.2014 | 20.04.2014 | 26.04.2014)
Siobhan Stagg
Stephen Barchi
John Chest (12.04.2014 | 20.04.2014 | 26.04.2014)
Álvaro Zambrano
Matthew Newlin (12.04.2014 | 20.04.2014 | 26.04.2014)
Ante Jerkunica
Tobias Kehrer (12.04.2014 | 20.04.2014 | 26.04.2014)
Clémentine Margaine
Dana Beth Miller (12.04.2014 | 20.04.2014 | 26.04.2014)
Ben Wager
Noel Bouley (12.04.2014 | 20.04.2014 | 26.04.2014)
Christina Sidak
Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin
Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin
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"From a purely theatrical point of view I consider "Rigoletto" to be the best story that I've set to music so far […]. It has really powerful scenes, temperament, pathos, a lot of variety." (Verdi to Antonio Somma, 22.4.1853)

In listing the attributes of his 1851 melodrama, adapted from Victor Hugo's hit play "Le roi s'amuse", Verdi is also describing the challenges that any production of this opera must rise to. RIGOLETTO is a masterpiece whose charm lies precisely in the confrontation between psychological portraiture and the unlikely turns of a fantastical tale, a tale that is half tragedy, half romantic horror story. For better or worse, despite his grotesque physique, the hunchbacked jester-hero has to get his audience laughing. His daughter Gilda seems angelic by contrast - and yet human through and through in her unconditional love and self-sacrifice. This blend of realism and the fantastic makes the RIGOLETTO material a worthy challenge for the great directors. Following on from Hans Neuenfels' successful 20-year run with the work at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Jan Bosse is now grasping the nettle. Since turning to musical theatre in recent years [ORFEO, LA CALISTO] the feted theatre director now delivers not only his first Verdi but also his first work for a Berlin opera house.

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Einführung: 45 Minuten vor Vorstellungsbeginn im Rang-Foyer rechts