Verdi: Rigoletto // Available to stream for free // Opernhaus Zürich

Opera and ballet at home – Accentus Music and the Opernhaus Zürich offer the audience an opportunity to participate in cultural and music even in times of the Covid-19 pandemic and social distancing. Between March 27 and June 28, 2020, the Accentus Music recordings of opera and ballet performances are available to stream in Switzerland on the opera house’s website free of charge.

From May 29 – June 1, 2020:

Giuseppe Verdi

At the court of the Duke of Mantua glittering celebrations are happening. But the society that amuses itself there knows no more values and amuses itself out of deadly boredom. The jester Rigoletto is the most cynical jester of all. He wants only to protect his daughter Gilda from the depraved world. He forbids her everything – but the young woman goes her way anyway.

With this production, director Tatjana Gürbaca has created a staging that is as scenically reduced as it is expressive and visually powerful, which has been acclaimed by the audience and press alike. At the podium of the Philharmonia Zürich is Fabio Luisi, General Music Director of Opernhaus Zürich and one of the world’s leading interpreters of the Italian opera repertoire.

Saimir Pirgu Il Duca di Mantova
George Petean Rigoletto
Aleksandra Kurzak Gilda
Andrea Mastroni Sparafucile
Judith Schmid Maddalena
Julia Riley Giovanna
Valeriy Murga Il Conte di Monterone
Cheyne Davidson Marullo
Dmitry Ivanchey Borsa
Yuriy Tsiple Il Conte di Ceprano
Deanna Breiwick La Contessa di Ceprano
Dara Savinova Paggio della Contessa
Roberto Lorenzi Usciere

Philharmonia Zürich
Chor der Oper Zürich

Fabio Luisi conductor
Tatjana Gürbaca stage director
Klaus Grünberg stage and lighting design
Silke Willrett costumes
Ernst Raffelsberger chorus mastetr

A production by Accentus Music commissioned by Zurich Opera House.

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