The court jester Rigoletto is a daring mocker, one of the organizers of the amorous entertainments of the Duke of Mantua, who participates in the kidnapping of young people, becomes a victim of the crafty conspiracy of the courtiers. On the bed of the duke is his only daughter Gilda.
Wanting to take revenge on his master for the honor of his daughter, Rigoletto, in tragic circumstances, becomes an accomplice in her murder.
Verdi in his opera was able to create unusually vivid characters: a tragic image of a court jester who hates the world around him and at the same time a caring, loving father; Young Gilda, who gives her life for the salvation of her beloved; The slutty young Duke, who lives in luxury and entertainment; Cold-blooded killer Sparafucile.
All of them embodied in the beautiful arias and duets with bright memorable melodies, which became world opera hits.
Opera Giuseppe Verdi invites us to move to distant Italy of the XVI century.
Rigoletto is a court jester. He was accustomed to scoff at all, and even dared to ridicule the count when he cursed the duke for the scorned honor of his count's daughter. The Duke is really used to debauchery. He seduces one woman after another.
But there is one girl who is dear to Rigoletto himself - his daughter. He guards her like the apple of his eye, naively believing that the eyes of the voluptuous Duke will never fall upon the daughter of the jester. How wrong Rigoletto was! Gilda, the precious daughter, was kidnapped and taken to the palace of the duke. What is left for the angry father to do? I laughed at my father's pain, ridiculed the honor of other people's daughters, and now I myself fell for my father's love Rigoletto!
“ was at the opera "Rigoletto" on May 7, 2018. The libretto is slightly shortened, but the voices are beautiful. It's old that there is no curtain. Maybe this is a director's move. Work scenes change the scenery ("mean") directly to the viewers during the intermission. But the impression is very good from the whole performance and the orchestra. Really liked the whole. Thank you!
“ For the first time in my life, my husband and I got to the opera Rigoletto at the New Opera. At first I was not sure that I could withstand a performance of 3 hours. But already in the first two actions, I realized that I really enjoyed the amazing voices of Nurlan Bekmuhambetov (Duke of Mantua) and, in particular, Andrzej Beletski (Rigoletto). The final part of the performance touched me to tears. We sat till the last minute, holding our breath! Thanks to the performers and organizers. Be sure to come to the New Opera again!
“ Thank you for the pleasure!
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