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Rigoletto

Playing from 12 October to 27 October
MUSIc
Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto
Francesco Maria Piave, after Victor Hugo’s Le roi s’amuse
Director
Sofia Jupither
Set design
Erlend Birkeland
Costume & mask
Maria Geber
Light
Ellen Ruge
DRAMATURG
Katarina Aronsson
Language
Sung in Italian with Swedish subtitles
Running time
The performance lasts about 2 hours 20 minutes, including interval

Power and powerlessness, revenge and a family curse


The Duke of Mantua spends his time terrorizing his subjects. Rigoletto, the duke’s jester, survives in the palace by facilitating his master’s debauchery. A man, whose daughter has been abducted by the Duke, turns up at a banquet. When Rigoletto mocks him, the man casts a spell on him, which frightens him, for he is a very different person when he is not playing the jester. At home, Rigoletto is over-protective of his daughter Gilda who longs to see the world …

Rigoletto premiered in Venice in 1851. It's one of Verdi’s darkest, most dramatic operas. Director Sofia Jupither has reworked her stylised production from 2018 in order to provide safe distance between performers and orchestra members. For example, the 15 choristers will have two meters between them, and in the orchestra pit there will be no more than 30 musicians. »It's both tantalising and challenging to adapt an already finished production to new circumstances,« says Sofia Jupither and continues: »Even if significant adaptations are required in the scenic story, we have all the necessary pieces for creating a great, grandiose and accomplished experience.«



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The cast (with reservation for changes)
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Contributors

The Duke Of Mantua
Konu Kim
Sparafucile
Count Monterone
Count Ceprano
Countess Ceprano
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Synne Vinje

Gents from the Royal Swedish Choir & Royal Swedish Orchestra

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Contributors

The Duke Of Mantua
Konu Kim
Sparafucile
Count Monterone
Count Ceprano
Countess Ceprano
A page
Synne Vinje

Gents from the Royal Swedish Choir & Royal Swedish Orchestra

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Contributors

The Duke Of Mantua
Konu Kim
Sparafucile
Count Monterone
Count Ceprano
Countess Ceprano
A page
Synne Vinje

Gents from the Royal Swedish Choir & Royal Swedish Orchestra

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Contributors

The Duke Of Mantua
Konu Kim
Sparafucile
Count Monterone
Count Ceprano
Countess Ceprano
A page
Synne Vinje

Gents from the Royal Swedish Choir & Royal Swedish Orchestra

Sold Out

Contributors

The Duke Of Mantua
Konu Kim
Sparafucile
Count Monterone
Count Ceprano
Countess Ceprano
A page
Synne Vinje

Gents from the Royal Swedish Choir & Royal Swedish Orchestra

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Cast

The Duke Of Mantua
Konu Kim
Sparafucile
Maddalena
Giovanna
Count Monterone
Marullo
Borsa
Count Ceprano
Countess Ceprano
A page
Synne Vinje
Conductor

Gents from the Royal Swedish Choir & Royal Swedish Orchestra