Opera

Rigoletto

G. Verdi
Rigoletto
Оpera in 3 acts
150 Minutes.

Libretto Francesco Maria Piave based on the play “Le roi s’amuse” by Victor Hugo

The opera is performed in Italian with Ukrainian subtitles

Stages
Сhief conductor

Igor Latsanych People’s Artist of Ukraine and People’s Artist of Republic of Tatarstan

Conductors

Ivan Cherednichenko Winner of international competitions

Iryna Stasyshyn Honored Artist of Ukraine

Stage director

Anatoly Lymariev

Set designer

Tadey Ryndzak People's Artist of Ukraine

Chorus master

Iryna Koval

Choreographer

German Isupov People's аrtist of Ukraine

Libretto
Act 1

Scene 1

Rigoletto, jester of the lecherous Duke of Mantua, lives a double life. At the court he is a willing performer of his master’s will, but in a small house far from the palace he is a loving father, who conceals his daughter Gilda from the world. Rigoletto cruelly mocked grief of the old Count Monterone, whose daughter was seduced by the Duke. Monterone angrily curses the jester.

Scene 2

Like a terrible burden weighs the old man’s curse over Rigoletto. Late in the evening near the house where Gilda lives, Rigoletto meets a stranger who offers to carry out any crime for money. The meeting of Rigoletto and his daughter is full of tenderness and love. But Gilda hides her acquaintance with a young man and passionate feelings that were born in her heart, from her father.

The courtiers learn about Rigoletto’s secret visits. They kidnap Gilda, believing that she is the jester’s lover. Rigoletto is filled with despair.

Act 2

The Duke is angry: beautiful stranger has disappeared. Willing to please their lord, the courtiers tell him about the night adventure – the girl is in the palace. The Duke hurries to his apartments. Neither threats nor entreaties can help Rigoletto bring his daughter back. Gilda runs out from the Duke’s bedroom. Holding back tears, she tells her father the sad story of her love. Anger and thirst for revenge fill the heart of Rigoletto.

Act 3

House of the assassin Sparafucile. Rigoletto bargains with him of murder of the Duke, who is now fascinated with the bandit’s sister Maddalena. But the girl persuades her brother to have mercy upon her lover and kill the first passerby instead. Gilda, who is brought here by Rigoletto to prove the Duke’s debauchery, becomes a secret witness of their conversation. At the cost of her own life, she decides to save her lover. At midnight Rigoletto arrives to make sure that his revenge is fulfilled. But at that moment he hears the Duke singing a careless song. The wretched father sees his Gilda dying.

About show
"Rigoletto" by G. Verdi

«Ріголетто» – одна з найбіш відомих опер Дж. Верді, написана за мотивами п’єси В. Гюго «Король забавляється». 

Ця опера показує справжню і чисту любов, яка змушує молоду дівчину пожертвувати собою заради коханого. Крім того, в ній є зрада, найманий вбивця, містика і глибока біль батька, який втратив свою єдину дочку, але вимушений залишатися в своїй масці блазня.

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Orest Sydir People’s Artist of Ukraine

Roman Strakhov winner of the international competition

Duke of Mantua

Roman Korentsvit winner of the international competition

Oleg Sadetsky Honored artist of Ukraine

Roman Trochymuk Honored artist of Ukraine

Ihor Shevchuk winner of the international competition

Gilda

Anastasiya Kornutyak winner of the international competition

Nataliya Kuryltsiv

Marianna Tsvietinska winner of the international competitions

Sparafucile

Taras Berezhanskyy winner of the international competition

Volodymyr Dutchak

Yuriy Trytsetskyy Honored artist of Ukraine

Maddalena

Tetyana Vakhnovska Honored artist of Ukraine

Liliya Nikitchuk winner of the international competition

Count Monterone

Ihor Mikhnevych

Yuriy Trytsetskyy Honored artist of Ukraine

Volodymyr Shynkarenko winner of the international competition

Marullo

Vitalij Zagorbenskyj winner of the international competition

Petro Radeyko winner of the international competition

Yuriy Shevchuk winner of the international competition

Matteo Borsa

Vitaliy Voytko

Yuriy Hetsko

Roman Kovalchuk Honored Artist of Ukraine

Count Ceprano

Dmytro Kokotko

Yuriy Trytsetskyy Honored artist of Ukraine

Volodymyr Chibisov winner of the international competition

Countess Ceprano

Lyubov Kachala People’s Artist of Ukraine

Veronika Kolomishcheva winner of the international competition

Giovanna

Tetyana Vakhnovska Honored artist of Ukraine

Nataliya Velychko Honored Artist of Ukraine

Nataliya Datsko People’s Artist of Ukraine

A Court Usher

Vitalij Zagorbenskyj winner of the international competition

Oleksandr Zozulya

Petro Radeyko winner of the international competition

A Page

Galyna Geryavenko

Halyna Honcharova

Olena Romaniv

print*The theater reserves the right to replace performers
11 September 2017
print*The theater reserves the right to replace performers