Verdi’s Rigoletto will premiere at the State Opera before Czech TV cameras on Sunday, 30 January from 8 PM, bringing you the opportunity to enjoy the premiere live on ČT art. Thus, the new production of Verdi’s beloved opera will become the first opera premiere of the 2020/21 season and the first opera premiere in the newly restored State Opera building (reopened in January 2020 after three years of repairs).
This time, the piece will be directed by the Czech director Barbora Horáková Joly, who received the prestigious British “Newcomer” International Opera Award 2018, and who currently works for leading European opera houses. The musical side of the production will be prepared by the young and talented Italian conductor Vincenzo Milletarì.
The Spanish-American baritone Daniel Luis de Vicente will sing the title role in the premiere performance. The role of Gilda will be entrusted to the soprano Olga Jelínková. The Chinese tenor Long Long will sing the Duke of Mantua, the mezzosoprano Jana Sýkorová will be Maddalena and the bass Zdeněk Plech will sing Sparafucile. The soloists will be accompanied by the State Opera Chorus and Orchestra.
Tune in on ČT art on 30 January at 8 PM and join us for the first premiere in the reopened State Opera!