Opéra de Paris


In Cinemas 10, 11, 12 & 15 Jun 2016
Nicola Luisotti
Orchestre de l’Opera national de Paris
Michael Fabiano, Quinn Kelsey, Olga Peretyatko
Giuseppe Verdi
Claus Guth
Set Design
Christian Schmidt
3h03 incl. interval
Sung in Italian, with English subtitles
Captured live from Opera Bastille, Paris 26 Apr 2016
4 stars. Electrifying. Rich in emotion. Much was expected of this new production, and the promises were widely held.
Jean-Marc Piriou, BACHTRACK

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.

Opéra de Paris

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.

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