«Sì, vendetta, tremenda vendetta!» (Yes, vendetta, a terrible vendetta!) The first opera of the so-called “popular trilogy” by Giuseppe Verdi, Rigoletto will be staged at the Arena from 1 July to 4 July. Four dates to (re)discover an absolute masterpiece of Italian melodrama.
The story of jester Rigoletto (who, on the one hand, maliciously complies with the Duke of Mantua’s whims, and, on the other hand, wants to protect his daughter Gilda, at all costs) intertwines eternal topics, such as passion, betrayal, love, hatred and rivalry, exalted by immortal airs, such as «Caro nome», «Cortigiani, vil razza dannata» and «La donna è mobile».
by Giuseppe Verdi
Melodrama in three acts
Booklet by Francesco Maria Piave
Conductor Marco Armiliato
Arena di Verona Orchestra, Choir and Technical team
Choirmaster Ulisse Trabacchin