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RigolettoNew production

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Olavinlinna CastleSavonlinna, Kymenlaakso, 57150, Finland
2017 July 10, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22 at 19:00
Festival: Savonlinna Opera Festival
Performers
Philippe AuguinConductor
Sir David McVicarDirector
Tanya McCallinSet Designer
Kiril ManolovBaritoneRigoletto
Tuuli TakalaSopranoGilda
Ramë LahajTenorThe Duke of Mantua
Mika KaresBassSparafucile2017 Jul 10, 13, 15, 18
Taras ShtondaBassSparafucile2017 Jul 20, 22
Katarina GiotasMezzo-sopranoMaddalena
Merja MäkeläMezzo-sopranoGiovanna2017 Jul 10, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22
Mikko JärviluotoBassCount Ceprano
Juha RiihimäkiTenorBorsa
Juha PikkarainenBass-baritoneMonterone
Jussi MerikantoBaritoneMarullo
Savonlinna Opera Festival Choir
Savonlinna Opera Festival Orchestra

New production of Verdi’s crowning glory

Rigoletto, court jester to the libertine Duke of Mantua, is cursed by the father of one of the Duke’s victims for his irreverent laughter. When the Duke seduces Rigoletto’s beloved daughter Gilda, the curse seems doomed to take effect in a story that quickens to a shattering, tragic conclusion.


The new Savonlinna Opera Festival production of Rigoletto was inspired by the direction of Sir David McVicar for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Award-winning McVicar creates powerful scenes showing human relations in all their stark, physical reality.

Sung in Italian with Finnish and English surtitles.

Duration approx 2 hours 50 minutes with 1 interval.

Note: this production contains some nudity

Ramë Lahaj (The Duke of Mantua) and Tuuli Takala (Gilda) © Soila Puurtinen, Itä-Savo
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