Opera

Rigoletto

Giuseppe Verdi

Life broadcast on ČT art 30 January 2021 at 20.00

The State Opera
Modern adaptation
Contemporary Theatre
For the whole family
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Due to the government shutdown are the box offices of the National Theatre closed from 27th of December, 2020.

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    January 2021

    Thursday 28. 1.
    19:00

    Canceled
    Modern adaptation
    Contemporary Theatre
    For the whole family

    Saturday 30. 1.
    19:00

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    Modern adaptation
    Contemporary Theatre
    February 2021

    Thursday 4. 2.
    19:00

    Canceled
    Modern adaptation
    Contemporary Theatre
    For the whole family

    Sunday 7. 2.
    15:00

    Canceled
    Modern adaptation
    Contemporary Theatre
    For the whole family

    Saturday 13. 2.
    18:00

    Canceled
    Modern adaptation
    Contemporary Theatre
    For the whole family

    Wednesday 17. 2.
    19:00

    Canceled
    Modern adaptation
    Contemporary Theatre
    For the whole family

    Saturday 20. 2.
    18:00

    Canceled
    Modern adaptation
    Contemporary Theatre
    For the whole family
    March 2021

    Tuesday 2. 3.
    19:00

    Ticket sales suspended

    Modern adaptation
    Contemporary Theatre
    For the whole family

    Friday 5. 3.
    19:00

    Ticket sales suspended

    Modern adaptation
    Contemporary Theatre
    For the whole family

    Sunday 28. 3.
    18:00

    Ticket sales suspended

    Modern adaptation
    Contemporary Theatre
    For the whole family
    June 2021

    Sunday 6. 6.
    19:00

    Ticket sales suspended

    Modern adaptation
    Contemporary Theatre
    For the whole family

    Saturday 12. 6.
    19:00

    Ticket sales suspended

    Modern adaptation
    Contemporary Theatre
    For the whole family

    Basic information

    Venue

    The State Opera

    Language

    In Italian, subtitles in Czech, English

    Premiere

    January 30, 2021

    True blockbuste...

    Revenge, love, self-sacrifice and murder are what the tragic story of Rigoletto revolves around.

    Cast

    • 2020-2021

    Creatives

    Musical preparation
    Vincenco Milletarì
    Chorus master
    Adolf Melichar
    Lighting design
    Jan Dörner
    Videoprojection
    Sergio Verde
    Choreography
    Jan Adam

    About

    The State Opera Chorus and Orchestra

    The title hero, the hunch-backed court jester with derision on his lips and anxiety in his heart, is well aware that it is wrong to serve the licentious Duke of Mantua, and he tortures himself over the curse placed on him and his master.
    The opera’s premiere, on 11 March 1851 in Venice, was a great triumph, particularly the Duke’s cynical aria “La donne e mobile” (Woman is fickle), which was sung in the streets the next morning. Giuseppe Verdi saw that he had composed a true blockbuster …
    When in 1850 he was commissioned to write a new opera for La Fenice, he decided to base it on Victor Hugo’s controversial play Le Roi s’amuse (The King Has Fun), although he knew he would imperil himself due the sensitivity of the subject. Deeming Hugo’s depiction of the escapades of King François I of France utterly unacceptable and insulting, the Paris censors banned the play immediately after its premiere, in 1832 at the Théâtre Français.
    Almost two decades later, Verdi’s intention to create an opera according to Hugo’s work met in Italy with an equally hostile response, with the Venetian censors referring to it as “immoral” and an “affront to royal majesty”. The parties ultimately arrived at a compromise: the setting would be changed, the French King would become the Duke of Mantua, yet the most essential aspects – the characters’ natures and the dramatic situations – would remain.
    Rigoletto was first staged at the New German Theatre (today’s State Opera) soon after its opening, on 21 May 1888. Over the future seasons, its productions were adorned by attractive foreign guests, with the most notable including the legendary tenor Enrico Caruso. The new adaptation of Rigoletto will be undertaken by Barbora Horáková Joly, a Czech opera director working in Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Spain and France, the holder of the UK’s International Opera Award 2018 in the Newcomer category.

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    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

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