Rigoletto is an opera by the Italian genius Giuseppe Verdi, which based on the play “Le roi s’amuse” by Victor Hugo. The work was Verdi’s first international triumph and ranks among the most frequently performed operas in the world. A tragic story of jealousy, vengeance and sacrifice.
The protagonist of the tragic story is a hunchbacked court jester who encourages his master, the Duke of Mantua, to indulge in a licentious and lustful life until his own daughter, Gilda, falls victim to the Duke’s seduction. Rigoletto’s plot to have his master murdered backfires and results in Gilda’s death. Verdi imbued this work with enchanting melodies, strong dramatic situations, powerful characterization and intense emotions.
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【Opera in Three Acts】
Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave
Performed in Italian with Chinese and English Surtitles
A Production of the Fondazione Teatro Lirico di Cagliari
Producer: Warren Mok
Conductor: Paolo Olmi
Director: Pier Francesco Maestrini
Set and Visual Designer: Juan Guillermo Nova
Costume Designer: Marco Nateri
Lighting Designer: Pascal Merat
Assistant Rehearsal Conductor & Principal Répétiteur: Nina Yip
Coach & Répétiteur: Roberto Moretti
Chorus Director: Alex Tam
Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Opera Hong Kong Chorus
Roberto Frontali (9, 11, 13 Oct)
Anton Keremidtchiev (10, 12 Oct)
Audrey Luna (9, 11, 13 Oct)
Joyce Wong (10 Oct)
Nicole Haslett (12 Oct)
Duke of Mantua
Pavel Petrov (9, 11, 13 Oct)
Raimonds Bramanis (10, 12 Oct)
Carol Lin (9, 11, 13 Oct)
Bobbie Zhang (10, 12 Oct)
Apollo Wong (9 -12 Oct)
Anton Keremidtchiev (13 Oct)
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