June 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13
Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne.
Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University.
2hr 45m, with two 20 minute interval.
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Armando Krieger, Greg Hocking
Director: Hugh Halliday
Starring: Aydın Ustuk, Stephen Smith, Andrea Rola, Vanessa West, Polina Volfson.
This stunning new production was directed by Melbourne’s Greg Carroll and designed by Peter Corrigan, who created a spartan, hard-edged set for Her Majesty’s Theatre, to fit with the dark themes of this dramatic opera.
From the play Le Roi s’Amuse by Victor Hugo with a libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, Verdi’s Rigoletto is one of the most popular operas ever written. Featuring such well known arias as La Donna e Mobile and Caro Nome, it tells the tragic story of a father’s thwarted revenge on the man who abducted his daughter.