Giuseppe Verdi



Opera in three acts performed in Italian

The new SND building, Opera and Ballet hall
9. 5. 2020 19:00 h - 21:45 h

Rigoletto, one of the best known pieces by the great Italian composer does not require any extensive introduction. The drama The King Amuses Himself by Victor Hugo served Verdi as a basis for the portrayal of great passions, societal criticism and tender fatherly love. The lead character, the court clown alias servant Rigoletto, faces a dilemma: either to survive within the immoral setting at all cost and without financial implications, disregarding the consequences of one’s own servitude, or to put up a resistance as did Count Monterone. For every deed has it cost, sometimes quite substantial, of a loss of – as in this case – the beloved daughter Gilda.

Running time: 2 hrs 45 mins with one interval

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Subtitles: sk

Production Team

Conductor Martin Leginus
Directed by Martin Schüler
Chorusmaster Pavel Procházka
Dramaturgy Martin Bendik