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December 11, 13
Opera in 3 acts with one intermission
Director – Ivan Popovski
Scenography and costumes – Alla Kozhenkova
Lighting designer Vladislav Frolov
The plot of the Opera – drama by V. Hugo “The King amuses himself” (1832). The plot of “Rigoletto” Verdi himself considered the best of all, put to music. The score was created in record time – just 40 days, the Opera premiered on 11 March 1851 in Venice and was accepted with enthusiasm.
Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Centre presented its version of “Rigoletto” over 10 years ago, and since then this show regularly shows up on the posters. It combines a commitment to the classical Canon and original directorial style, and the vocals give an opportunity for each artist to show his talent. According to Galina Vishnevskaya, “the Opera to grow up a galaxy of great singers. For the artist is a pure happiness to sing in “Rigoletto”.
The performance was successfully presented at the International festival “May Opera evenings” in Macedonia’s capital Skopje, as part of a major tour in Mexico, Nizhny Novgorod state Philharmonic. Mstislav Rostropovich, the festival “War and peace” in Sevastopol. In the production are occupied the leading soloists of the Centre, as well as young artists.