Rigoletto – 2011 Season

Giuseppe Verdi

 

Opera in three acts

Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave after the play Le roi s’amuse by Victor Hugo

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

First performed 11 March 1851, La Fenice, Venice

With the City of London Sinfonia and Opera Holland Park Chorus

New production

Opera Holland Park, Holland Park, London

 

Performances on 26, 28, 30 July and 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13 August 2011

 

Production supported by Opera Holland Park Friends Production Syndicate founder members: Anonymous

Philip Bowman

Mrs Bryan Huffner

Martin & Wendy Kramer

Michael Lewis

David Mason

Richard & Ginny Salter

Urban Space Management

Antony & Carla Withers

Jan Woloniecki

 

Chorus generously supported by Mrs Christine Collins

 

Conductor Stuart Stratford

Director Lindsay Posner

Designer Tom Scutt

Lighting Designer Philip Gladwell

Choreographer Nikki Woollaston

Assistant Conductor Matthew Waldren

Costume Supervisor Sades Robinson

Répétiteur Elizabeth Rowe

Chorus Master Matthew Waldren

Stage Manager Olivia Dermot Walsh

Deputy Stage Manager Elaine Yeung

Assistant Stage Manager Elizabeth Fielding

 

Cast

Rigoletto Robert Poulton

Gilda Julia Sporsén

Duke Jaewoo Kim

Sparafucile Graeme Boradbent

Maddalena Patricia Orr

Count Ceprano Simon Wilding

Monterone William Robert Allenby

Marullo John Lofthouse

Borsa Neal Cooper

Countess Ceprano Anna Patalong

Giovanna Laura Woods

Court Usher Mark Spyropoulos

Page Nicola Wydenbach