New Production! Verdi wrote in 1855 that Rigoletto, based on a play by Victor Hugo, was his ‘best opera’. Between the frivolous, licentious Duke (brilliant American tenor Michael Fabiano) and Gilda (Russian soprano Olga Peretyatko), a victim of the ignorance which holds her captive, stands the double-faceted character of the hunchback Rigoletto (Quinn Kelsey), monstrous and heartrending, grotesque and sublime. Claus Guth directs.
- Nicola Luisotti
- Orchestre de l’Opera national de Paris
- Michael Fabiano, Quinn Kelsey, Olga Peretyatko
- Giuseppe Verdi
- Claus Guth
- Set Design
- Christian Schmidt
- approx. 2h45 incl. interval
Sung in Italian, with English subtitles
4 stars. Electrifying. Rich in emotion. Much was expected of this new production, and the promises were widely held.Jean-Marc Piriou, BACHTRACK
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Opéra de Paris is one of the world's greatest opera and ballet companies. Founded more than three centuries ago by Louis XIV, it now holds performances in two theatres, the Palais Garnier (1875) and the Opéra Bastille (1989). The company’s mission is to preserve and develop our operatic and ballet heritage and it gives more than 350 performances per year. Great composers such as Rameau, Gluck, Rossini, Verdi, Wagner, Gounod, Massenet, Poulenc and Messiaen all gave the first performances of their works here.