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.