Rigoletto is an opera by the Italian genius Giuseppe Verdi, which based on the play “Le roi s’amuse” by Victor Hugo. The work was Verdi’s first international triumph and ranks among the most frequently performed operas in the world. A tragic story of jealousy, vengeance and sacrifice.
The protagonist of the tragic story is a hunchbacked court jester who encourages his master, the Duke of Mantua, to indulge in a licentious and lustful life until his own daughter, Gilda, falls victim to the Duke’s seduction. Rigoletto’s plot to have his master murdered backfires and results in Gilda’s death. Verdi imbued this work with enchanting melodies, strong dramatic situations, powerful characterization and intense emotions.
A Production of the Fondazione Teatro Lirico di Cagliari
Opera in 3 Acts Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave Performed in Italian with Chinese and English Surtitles
Producer Warren Mok Conductor Paolo Olmi Director Pier Francesco Maestrini
Set and Visual Designer Guillermo Nova Costume Designer Marco Nateri Lighting Designer Pascal Merat Assistant Rehearsal Conductor & Principal Répétiteur Nina Yip Coach & Répétiteur Roberto Moretti
Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra Opera Hong Kong Chorus
Chorus Director Alex Tam
Rigoletto Roberto Frontali * / Anton Keremidtchiev ^ Gilda Désirée Rancatore * / Joyce Wong (10 Oct) / Nicole Haslett (12 Oct) Duke of Mantua Pavel Petrov * / Raimonds Bramanis ^ Sparafucile Paul Gay Maddalena Carol Lin * / Bobbie Zhang ^ Giovanna Dominique Chan Count Ceprano Frankie Fung Countess Ceprano Samantha Chong Matteo Borsa Chen Yong Count Monterone Apollo Wong (9 -12 Oct) / Anton Keremidtchiev (13 Oct) Marullo Sammy Chien
* 9, 11, 13 Oct 2019 | ^ 10, 12 Oct 2019
The presenter reserves the right to replace artists at short notice in the event of the said performer(s) indisposition or other unforeseen circumstances.