Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra.
The masterpiece they tried to ban
Starring Vladimir Dragos* and Iurie Gisca* as Rigoletto
Featuring a magnificent golden eagle with a seven-foot wingspan and two royal greyhounds.
A stunning traditional production recapturing the decadence of Renaissance Italy with lavish sets and opulent costumes.
Celebrating the return of the critically acclaimed soprano Alyona Kistenyova* as Gilda.
Verdi's masterpiece Rigoletto is a dramatic tale of the jester's daughter whose heart is stolen by a charming but unreliable ruler - and how her father's attempts to prevent the love affair lead to tragedy. The opera was almost banned because it exposed the licentious behaviour of the powers-that-be at court.
Featuring the two of the most celebrated tenor arias La Donna è Mobile and Questa o Quella justly turned into classics by Caruso, Rigoletto is based on a play by Victor Hugo, who wrote Les Miserables.
PLEASE NOTE SOME SCENES CONTAIN NUDITY
"Brilliantly sung" The Times, Royal Albert Hall.
"It is Vladimir Dragos who effortlessly held the stage." Cork Examiner *****
Sung in Italian with English surtitles. *Cast subject to change.
Category: Arts | Performing Arts | Opera.
Artists / Speakers: Ellen Kent - Producer, Vladimir Dragos, Iurie Gisca, Alyona Kistenyova.