Verdi: Rigoletto (15 May 2021, 8:00 p.m.)

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The Opera Stream series on 15 May 2021 at 8:00 p.m. CET presents Rigoletto, one of Verdi's most popular opera featuring an outstanding cast.

The lecherous noblemen of the Mantuan court must be entertained, and a deformed jester spares no one his jeers to ensure that they are. And yet he prays that the scathing mockery he heaps on the suffering of others will not return to haunt him. All he must do is seal his work off from his family life. But when his daughter, following her own heart, leaves the safety of those walls, Rigoletto's secret double life leads her to her doom.The popularity of Verdi's work is no accident: with Shakespearean profundity and thrilling music, it depicts a tragedy of acceptance and schadenfreude, love and self-sacrifice.

The title role of the production directed by Miklós Szinetár and Mária Harangi is performed by multi-award-winner Chamber Singer Anatoly Fokanov with internationally renowned soprano Erika Miklósa as Gilda, and Boldizsár László, Chamber Singer of the 2017/18 season as the Duke of Mantua. Further cast includes Géza Gábor, Viktória Mester, András Kőrösi, András Káldi Kiss, Péter Kiss, Tamás Szüle, Ágnes Molnár, Veronika Dobi-Kiss, Eszter Zavaros and Gábor Németh. The Hungarian State Opera Orchestra and Chorus are conducted by Adám Medveczky.