The play nominated for the "Golden Mask" National Theatre Award. Performed in Italian.
Verdi thought the plot of "Rigoletto" (as Hugo drama "The King amused"), best of all, put them to music. For the first time in the history of the genre became a hero of the opera freak, court jester, a hypocrite, angry at the world. He mercilessly revenge all who do not have a hump on his back.
Yuri Alexandrov Production destroys stamps, developed over centuries of theatrical life one of the most popular operas. The main motif in the play becomes a mask, a sinister masquerade life. The director offers the public a new version of psychological drama, in which the court jester is not an old hunchback, and sarcastic, smart, evil and not an old man.
Hump and a mask - just a clownish appearance, he wears only in the court of the Duke. However, the moral ugliness can not throw, as a mask. Extraordinary man, who was forced to endure constant humiliation, he has a good intrigue, willingly takes part in dirty amusements of his master and his entourage. Fate punishes Rigoletto for cruelty, turning to his daughter Gilda killer.
Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave the drama of Victor Hugo's "The King is amused»
Stage Director: Yuri Alexandrov
Artists: Vladislav Mazankin Kirill Zharovin Olesya Gordeeva, Nicholas Michalski and other ...
World premiere: March 1, 1851, the theater La Fenice, Venice
Theater Premiere: May 13, 1997, in the Hermitage Theater
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes.