9-13 OCT 2019
Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
$1280, $1080, $880, $620, $420, $150
Tickets now available at URTIX.
Title Sponsor of 11 Oct Performance
Opera Hong Kong is financially supported by the Art Development Matching Grants Scheme of
the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Leisure and Cultural Services Department
Rigoletto is an opera by the Italian genius Giuseppe Verdi, which based on the play “Le roi s’amuse” by Victor Hugo. The work was Verdi’s first international triumph and ranks among the most frequently performed operas in the world. A tragic story of jealousy, vengeance and sacrifice.
The protagonist of the tragic story is a hunchbacked court jester who encourages his master, the Duke of Mantua, to indulge in a licentious and lustful life until his own daughter, Gilda, falls victim to the Duke’s seduction. Rigoletto’s plot to have his master murdered backfires and results in Gilda’s death. Verdi imbued this work with enchanting melodies, strong dramatic situations, powerful characterization and intense emotions.
Opera in 3 Acts
Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave
Performed in Italian with Chinese and English Surtitles
Set and Visual Designer Guillermo Nova
Costume Designer Marco Nateri
Lighting Designer Pascal Merat
Assistant Rehearsal Conductor & Principal Répétiteur Nina Yip
Coach & Répétiteur Roberto Moretti
Chorus Director Alex Tam
Rigoletto Roberto Frontali * / Anton Keremidtchiev ^
Gilda Désirée Rancatore * / Joyce Wong (10 Oct) / Nicole Haslett (12 Oct)
Duke of Mantua Pavel Petrov * / Raimonds Bramanis ^
Sparafucile Paul Gay
Maddalena Carol Lin * / Bobbie Zhang ^
Giovanna Dominique Chan
Count Ceprano Frankie Fung
Countess Ceprano Samantha Chong
Matteo Borsa Chen Yong
Count Monterone Apollo Wong (9 -12 Oct) / Anton Keremidtchiev (13 Oct)
Marullo Sammy Chien
* 9, 11, 13 Oct 2019 | ^ 10, 12 Oct 2019
The presenter reserves the right to replace artists at short notice in the event of the said performer(s) indisposition or other unforeseen circumstances.