Verdi's Rigoletto

Claus Guth (stage director), Nicola Luisotti (conductor) — With Quinn Kelsey (Rigoletto), Olga Peretyatko (Gilda), Michael Fabiano (Il Duca di Mantova)…

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Claus Guth — Stage director
Konrad Kuhn — Stage director, dramaturgy
Christian Schmidt — Set designer, costume designer
Olaf Winter — Lighting
Andi A. Müller — Video
Teresa Rotemberg — Choreographer
Quinn Kelsey — Rigoletto
Olga Peretyatko — Gilda
Michael Fabiano — Il Duca di Mantova
Rafal Siwek — Sparafucile
Vesselina Kasarova — Maddalena
Mikhail Kolelishvili — Il Conte di Monterone
Isabelle Druet — Giovanna
Michal Partyka — Marullo
Christophe Berry — Matteo Borsa
Tiago Matos — Il Conte di Ceprano
Andreea Soare — La Contessa

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Rediscover a monumental moment in Verdi's oeuvre: the immortal Rigoletto! In this eye-catching production staged by Claus Guth at Paris's Opéra Bastille, soloists Quinn Kelsey (Rigoletto), Olga Peretyatko (Gilda), Michael Fabiano (the Duke of Mantua), and Rafal Siwek (Sparafucile) put their incredible talents to captivating use. To revisit this well-known opera, Guth recounts the story from the point of view of an aged Rigoletto, a clown past his prime, who watches his memories pass before his eyes as he looks back on his life. The set design by Christian Schmidt and Olaf Winter's careful lighting create an imposing, chilly, and implacable ambiance, perfect for the melodrama unfolding onstage. The Choir and Orchestra of the Paris Opera, under the baton of Nicola Luisotti, offer up a powerful interpretation of this timeless work.

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Directed by:
François Roussillon
Venue: Opéra Bastille (Paris, France)
Production date: 2016
Recording date: 23 & 26/04/2016
Duration: 2 h 23 min
Production: © Opéra national de Paris – François Roussillon et Associés
Available subtitle(s): ES
Resolution: Full HD