Rigoletto (CANCELLED) - Teatro La Fenice


Rigoletto (CANCELLED)
Giuseppe Verdi
from Thu 23.04.2020 to Sun 31.05.2020
La Fenice Opera House
La Fenice Opera House



One of the most exciting operas from the mid 19th century, Rigoletto was initially embattled by the censors of the time, who had several issues with its content for both aesthetic and political reasons. Set in the brilliant world of the Duke of Mantua, an absolute ruler with very few morals, the action plumbs the depths of crime, but the libertine doesn’t get a retribution as the angelic girl Gilda pays for his misdeeds. Commissioned in 1850 by La Fenice, Rigoletto is the first of Verdi’s middle period operas, marking a shift towards coherent dramatic fabrics as opposed to the usual aria plus cabaletta format. Verdi wrote the bulk of the score in just forty days; the premiere was a huge success and Rigoletto has never been far from the operatic stage since.

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Dinner buffet at the end of the Opera
Thursday, April 23 at 7
Ticket 100€ (excluded Opera-ticket)
Write info@festfenice.com or call us to reserve it +39 041 786672/ 673


Conductor Daniele Callegari

Director Damiano Michieletto

Sets Paolo Fantin

Costumes Auguste Cavalca

Lighting Alessandro Carletti


Il duca di Mantova
Ivan Ayon Rivas (23, 26, 29/4; 2, 6, 8/5)
Giulio Pelligra (19, 21, 23, 27, 29, 31/5)


Luca Salsi (23, 26, 29/4; 2, 6, 8/5)
Luca Micheletti (19, 21, 23, 27, 29, 31/5)



Claudia Pavone (23, 26, 29/4; 2, 6, 8, 19, 21/5)
Rocio Perez (23, 27, 29,31/5)


Sparafucile Mattia Denti
Maddalena Valeria Girardello
Giovanna Carlotta Vichi
Il conte di Monterone Gianfranco Montresor
Marullo Armando Gabba
Matteo Borsa Marcello Nardis
Il conte di Ceprano Matteo Ferrara
La contessa di Ceprano Rosanna Lo Greco


La Fenice Orchestra & Choir

Chorus Master Claudio Marino Moretti

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