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Opera Film Rigoletto

Hosted by a member of the Beijing Movie Group
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Took place 3 weeks 4 days ago
Sun 01 Nov 14:30 - 18:00

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Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Librettist: Francesco Maria Plave
Conductor: Pedro Halffter Caro
Stage Director: Stefano Vizioli
Film Director: WANG Ying
Presenter: China National Centre for the Performing Arts

Cast
Rigoetto: Leo Nucci
Duke of Mantua: Piero Pretti
Glida: Irina Dubrovskaya
Presenters: China NCPA Chorus & China NCPA Orchestra

Synopsis
It is a story that happens in the 16th century in Italy's Matua. The protagonist Rigoletto, ugly and hunchbacked, is a jester in the palace of the Duke of Mantua. The Duke, young and handsome, only takes pleasure from flirting with women, which evokes the courtiers' discontentment. However, Rigoletto only mocks at the courtiers' wives and daughters' misfortune and offends many people and finally gets the misfortune of losing his daughter. His daughter Gilda is innocent and beautiful. The Duke disguises himself as a poor student and secretly chases her; and at last gets her love. Later, Rigoletto lures the Duke to sleep in the hotel with a beauty and hires an assassin to kill him. At dawn, he finds that it is the dying Gilda who has disguised herself as the Duke.