Richard III - Teatro La Fenice


Richard III

Giorgio Battistelli
La Fenice Opera House

Presented for the first time in January 2005 at the Vlaamse Opera in Antwerp with Robert Carsen’s ingenious and glittering production, Riccardo III is a caustic score, with a libretto by Ian Burton based on Shakespeare’s tragedy. The sovereign’s murderous madness dominates the narration in which, following what is a tragically topical path, crimes come in rapid succession without respite, creating a work of uncontrollable violence. A portrait of the last king in the Plantagenet line that, without dwelling on historical facts, wants to create a link with our world today.

Tuesday 3 July, 2018, at 7pm broadcast live on World Concert Hall




Conductor Tito Ceccherini
Director Robert Carsen
Assistant director Frans Willem de Haas
Sets & Costumes Radu & Miruna Boruzescu
Light designer 
Robert Carsen e Peter Van Praet
Dramaturg Ian Burton

Sound designer Davide Tiso



Richard III  Gidon Saks

Duchess of York Sara Fulgoni

Clarence e Tyrrel Christopher Lemmings

Lady Anne Annalena Persson

Queen Elisabeth Christina Daletska

Buckingham Urban Malmberg

Richmond Paolo Antognetti

Edward IV Philip Sheffield

Clarence/Tyrrel Christopher Lemmings

Hastings Simon Schnorr

Lovell Zachary Altman

Catesby/Rivers Till von Orlowsky

Ratcliffe/Brackenburry Szymon Chojnacki

1st Murderer/Archibishop Matteo Ferrara

II Murderer/Mayor Francesco Milanese

Prince Edward Jonathan De Ceuster


La Fenice Choir & Orchestra

Chorus master ⎮ Claudio Marino Moretti

Kolbe Children’s Choir
Chorus master ⎮ Alessandro Toffolo


Opera Vlaanderen, Antwerp/Gent

original production

World Italian premiere

La Fenice production

running time : 2h35′

Act I: 1h15′

intermission : 0h25′

Act II: 0h55

english surtitles

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