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The next Sunday opera is Rigoletto by Verdi

Hosted by a member of the Utrecht Culture Club Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Sun 23 Sep 14:00 - 17:00

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Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi at 14.00 on Sunday, 23rd September Protected content my house in Bunnik

This is the Blu-ray recording of the Metropolitan Opera production made in Protected content . It is sung in Italian with English subtitles.

The scene is moved from Verdi’s 16th Century Mantua to the Las Vegas of the early Protected content . Verdi’s Duke of Mantua is a licentious ruler whose courtiers procure him women. This suggested to the producer, Michael Mayer, the change of place and time. It starts with the famous tenor aria “Questo e quella”. To the Duke all women – this one, that one - are all the same. The Duke courts Gilda, who is carefully guarded by her father Rigoletto. The courtiers abduct Gilda thinking she is Rigoletto’s mistress. After her return, tension builds up as Rigoletto goes to murder the Duke. He and Gilda find him consorting with a woman, to the shock of Gilda who loves him. This is the scene of the moving and beautiful quartet in which each of the characters express their emotions.

Rigoletto is sung by Zeljko Lucic, Gilda by Diana Damrau and The Duke by Poitr Beczala. Michele Mariotti conducts the Metropolitan opera.

It lasts 2 hours and 15 minutes. We shall have a break in the middle. You will get a copy of the story.
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