“The singing hunchback? Why not? .. I just find it tempting to portray this character as outwardly ugly and absurd and inwardly passionate and full of love, ”wrote Verdi during the creation of one of his best operas. The master's score is dynamic, theatrical, filled with strong dramatic characters. Beautiful arias, ensembles with the participation of the main characters (Rigoletto, Duke, Gilda), bright catchy melodies have become world opera hits.
The play "Rigoletto" is an example of the classic Verdi theater with passions, tears, tenderness and deceit, with historical costumes and romantic entourage. A joint project of the Novaya Opera Theater and the Savonlinna Opera Festival, the opera Rigoletto has not left the stage for two decades and enjoys constant success with the audience.
During the existence of the performance, several generations of artists have passed through it. Over the years, opera stars such as Dmitry Hvorostovsky, Franz Grundheber and Roberto Frontali, Ekaterina Syurina and Ekaterina Bakanova have shone in the performance; Conductors were Evgeny Kolobov and Antonino Fogliani. Nowadays in "Rigoletto" there are successful performances: Boris Statsenko (Rigoletto), Maria Buinosova, Irina Bozhenko and Irina Kostina (Gilda), Alexey Tatarintsev and Georgy Vasiliev (Duke of Mantuan). Until now, the legend of our theater, Emma Sargsyan, appears on the stage in this performance, performing the part of Giovanna.