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Name
RIGOLETTO
Time
9 Oct 2019 (Wed) 7:30PM - 10:30PM
10 Oct 2019 (Thu) 7:30PM - 10:30PM
11 Oct 2019 (Fri) 7:30PM - 10:30PM
12 Oct 2019 (Sat) 7:30PM - 10:30PM
13 Oct 2019 (Sun) 2:45PM - 5:45PM
Venue
Cultural Centre - Grand Theatre
10 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Description
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.
Keywords
opera