From 5 October, Norwegian Opera & Ballet: Women are fickle!
La donna è mobile. The woman is fickle. This is proclaimed by the duke in Rigoletto, while at the same time getting his fill of the opposite sex. In Verdi’s masterpiece, we encounter a tough men’s club, a father’s great love – and some of the best melodies ever written.
It reeks of hunting, power and wet moss. An ugly hunchbacked man wanders among the trunks of dark pines, bearing a secret. Hidden away at home is a daughter he loves more than anything on earth. Among the guys, he acts tough in order to be liked, especially by his boss, the duke. When Rigoletto realises that the duke has also been together with his daughter, he commits a horrible crime, one that has tremendous consequences.
Since L'incoronazione di Poppea, Il ritorno di Ulisse in patria and Lady Macbeth from Mtsensk, Ole Anders Tandberg has enjoyed international success as an opera director with such works as Wozzeck at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and La bohème at the Opernhaus Zürich. Together with his team, costume designer Maria Geber and lighting designer Ellen Ruge, he has created a completely new Rigoletto that reveals the darkness and human brutality in one of the world’s most popular operas.
Music: Guiseppe Verdi
Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave, basert på Victor Hugos drama
Musical direction: Keri-Lynn Wilson, Carlo Rizzi
Direction and scenography: Ole Anders Tandberg
Opera choir, opera orchestra
Performed in Italian with Norwegian and English subtitles
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