One of Opera Australia’s best-loved productions, Elijah Moshinsky’s retelling of Rigoletto draws Verdi’s dark melodrama into a modern day Mafioso underworld, inspired by Federico Fellini’s all time classic La Dolce Vita. Heading a glittering international cast is baritone Alan Opie in a commanding performance as the tortured jester, with Emma Matthews taking on the role of Gilda and Paul O’Neil as the lustful Duke. Conductor Giovanni Reggioli sympathetically captures the luscious yet fragile tones of Verdi’s much-loved score, with its feast of sublime singing.
|Lighting Designer||Robert Bryan|
|Count Ceprano||Christopher Hillier|
|Count Monterone||Gennadi Dubinsky|
|The Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra|
|The Opera Australia Chorus|