12 october 2021 Dramatic Passions At The Rigoletto Opera On Thursday
The eternal story of seduction, deceived hopes, insidiousness, curses, and sinister denouement, woven into the libretto of one of the most famous and beloved operas by Giuseppe Verdi - "Rigoletto", will come to life on the stage of the Burgas Opera on October 14, Thursday, from 19 hours. The musical-scenic story of the hunchbacked jester Rigoletto, the only joy in his simple life - his beautiful daughter Gilda, the conscientious Duke, a unifying image of meanness, as well as all the characters of the tragic tale of deceived trust will be told. The characters of one of Verdi's most famous operas will endow the audience with a variety of experiences during the performance - from admiration for the power of pure naive love, destroyed by insensibility, to the tragic hopelessness of the repressed impulses.
The story that generates strong emotions will be told by a magnificent creative and artistic ensemble - through the means of syncretic opera. The conductor is maestro Ivan Kozhuharov, who just a few days ago conducted the brilliant premiere of Rossini's The Barber of Seville at the Burgas Opera. The direction, which relies on the complex relationships between the actors and psychology, is by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alexander Tekeliev, the artist is Ivan Popov, conductor of the choir - also an important participant in the overall action, is Nevena Mihaylova, concertmaster - Hristo Belchev, assistant -director - Peter Tiholov. The subtitles, which allow the audience to fully follow what is happening on stage, are the work of Srebrina Slavova.
The young soprano Dimitrina Kechedzhieva / guest / made her debut in the role of Gilda. She will incarnate in the naive girl, living in her small world, built of dreaminess, which has nothing to do with reality and meeting a cunning seducer, falls into his demonic trap, which portends her certain doom. The contradictory image of the jester Rigoletto will be recreated by the baritone Alexander Krunev - for him, this is a crowning role, successfully presented on various stages over 100 times. The tenor Daniel Damyanov enters the image of the Duke of Mantua, the self-satisfied unscrupulous seducer and bon vivant.
The bass Diman Panchev will be in the role of the robber Sparafuchile, the Mezzo-soprano Joanna Kadiyska will debut in the image of Madalena, the sister of Sparafuchile, Kalina Popova will be Giovanna, Count Monterone - Delyan Slavov, Count Cheprano - Petar Tiholov, Countess Chepralanova - Shmiru Branimir Nedkov / debut /, Mateo Borsa - Valyu Totev, Page - Aglika Petrova. The ensembles of the orchestra and people of the State Opera - Burgas take part in the production.
Verdi's music is admirable, the production achieves a complete impression, exploring characters and fateful twists, the performance - at a high artistic level, the conductor - with an exceptional approach to the opera title and messages embedded in it. The unifying emotion in Verdi's opera is captivating, merging in a tangible way the individual components of the performance, in which each of the participants is equal - as invested professional energy and desire - to make the spark that is the bearer of the true purifying and invigorating massage and energy art. Strong experiences and emotions are guaranteed on Thursday evening in the hall of the Burgas Opera - October 14, 7 p.m.
About the work:
The libretto of Verdi's famous Rigoletto is by Francesco Maria Piave, based on Victor Hugo's play Le Roi s`amuse / The King Has Fun / 40 days. The original name of the opera, The Curse, was later changed several times. Due to censorship, some changes in the libretto are required, with an emphasis on the inner drama of the characters. La donna è mobile is one of the most famous and frequently performed opera arias in the world - the song of the Duke of Mantua in the third, last act of "Rigoletto". Translated, the title means "Woman is changeable/windy / fickle."
Tickets for the opera "Rigoletto" can be purchased at the box office of the Opera, box office "Clock" / in front of the hotel "Bulgaria", in the networks of Grabo and Eventim, as well as in the links to events in the program: https://operabourgas.com / bg/program in the official site of the State Opera - Burgas.
According to the requirements of the Ministry of Health, those present at the concert must wear protective masks, and all necessary anti-epidemic measures will be taken in the hall. The admissible capacity of presence in the hall is 50%.