Opera

Verdi's Rigoletto

Robert Carsen (stage director), Gianandrea Noseda (conductor) – With George Gagnidze (Rigoletto), Irina Lungu (Gilda), Arturo Chacon Cruz (Il Duca di Mantova)...

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Cast

Robert Carsen — Stage director

Radu Boruzescu — Set designer

Miruna Boruzescu — Costume designer

Robert Carsen — Lighting

Peter van Praet — Lighting

George Gagnidze — Rigoletto

Irina Lungu — Gilda

Arturo Chacon Cruz — Il Duca di Mantova

Gábor Bretz — Sparafucile

Jose Maria Lo Monaco — Maddalena

Michèle Lagrange — Giovanna

Wojtek Smilek — Il Conte di Monterone

Julien Dran — Borsa

Jean-Luc Ballestra — Marullo

Maurizio Lo Piccolo — Il Conte di Ceprano

Valeria Tornatore — La Contessa di Ceprano / Paggio

Program notes

In celebration of Verdi's 200th birthday in 2013, the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence produced the composer's colorful masterpiece Rigoletto for the first time in its history. Verdi expert Gianandrea Noseda conducted the London Symphony Orchestra in a production that marked the return of the Canadian stage director Robert Carsen to the festival following a 17 year hiatus. Carsen sets his interpretation of this classic opera in the cutthroat world of the circus.

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