Rigoletto – VERDI – 33rd Musikfest Bremen

33e MusikFest Bremen
Rigoletto - VERDI - 33rd Musikfest Bremen | Jérémie Rhorer

Musical Director, Jérémie Rhorer


Rigoletto, Dalibor Jenis

Gilda, Olga Peretyatko

Duca , Liparit Avetisyan

Sparafucile, Alexander Tsymbalyuk

Maddalena, Victoria Karkacheva

Conte Monterone, Nicolas Legoux

Contessa Ceprano, Julie Robard-Gendre

Conte Ceprano, Leon Košavić

Borsa, Yu Shao

Marullo, Dominic Sedgwick

Giovanna, Ema Nikolovska

Duchesse Page, Ema Nikolovska


Musikfest Bremen Men Choir

Le Cercle de l’Harmonie


Verdi’s Rigolettoconcert version


Premiered in 1851 in Venice. This Verdi opera was controversial, with many spectators believing that the subject matter disgraced the La Fenice theatre. Indeed, Verdi took on the complex role of the hunchback from Victor Hugo’s already sulphurous romantic drama Le Roi s’amuse. He entrusted this censored work to his librettist Francesco Maria Piave, and « opened up Italian opera to a degree of psychological complexity unequalled since Mozart ». 

With Rigoletto, Verdi cultivated contrasts: « from the first scene of the opera, in which court dances and Monterone’s ominous imprecations collide, to the denouement, where the carefree echoes of “la donna è mobile” resound at the heart of the tragedy, radically different sound worlds are juxtaposed, confronted and even superimposed in order to crystallise the drama.» Emmanuel Reibel

33e MusikFest Bremen