Rigoletto

by Giuseppe Verdi

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“Four musicians achieve what usually takes a whole orchestra… this is a whole new experience, to live great voices and strong emotions so closely!”

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Rigoletto

Opera in three acts
music by Giuseppe Verdi
libretto Francesco Maria Piave

Rigoletto is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi; its libretto was written by Francesco Maria Piave. It had a triumphant premiere at the La Fenice Theatre in Venice, on March 11th 1851.
Rigoletto is an intense drama about passion, treachery, filial love and vengeance. The tragedy of Rigoletto revolves around the ‘curse’, which causes the inexorable and tragic fall of the main character: ‘The whole subject is in that curse, which will also prove to be moral’ (G. Verdi).
The first act of the opera begins in the Tiepolo Hall, where Anthony Knight’s wonderful costumes, inspired by the 18th century style, blend perfectly into the magnificent Baroque Palace furnishings.
Rigoletto travels and unfolds throughout the halls of the Palace where the choice to use candlelight creates a Caravaggio-style backlighting which enhances the dramatic power of the Opera.

WHEN
Every Friday

DURATION
Approximately 2 hours, including the interval. The Palace opens to the public at 8 pm, the performance starts at 8.30 pm.

INTERVAL
During the interval, in the halls overlooking the Grand Canal, our guests will be free to taste top quality wines and soft drinks.

PERFORMANCE LANGUAGE
Italian, no subtitles

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“This Opera of love and loss is totally stunning, fully engaging and sometimes raises the hairs on the back of your neck.”

THE ARGUS

“Hang onto your prosecco and brace for impact: in historic salons, the soprano’s high notes imperil glassware, and thundering baritones reverberate through inlaid floors.”

LONELY PLANET

“The quality of the music, the splendour of the setting, the power and passion of the singing!”

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

“Wonderful stuccoes tinted by time and frescoes are the perfect frame for a dive into the past, on the notes of romantic and ravishing music.”

IL GAZZETTINO

“This Opera of love and loss is totally stunning, fully engaging and sometimes raises the hairs on the back of your neck”

THE ARGUS

“Hang onto your prosecco and brace for impact: in historic salons, the soprano’s high notes imperil glassware, and thundering baritones reverberate through inlaid floors.”

LONELY PLANET

“The quality of the music, the splendour of the setting, the power and passion of the singing!”

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

“Wonderful stuccoes tinted by time and frescoes are the perfect frame for a dive into the past, on the notes of romantic and ravishing music.”

IL GAZZETTINO