Giuseppe Verdi


The womenizing Duke sings La donna e mobile as he enjoys his ongoing conquests, while his jester Rigoletto plans a personal vendetta in Verdi’s popular opera about blind love, hate and the wish for revenge.

Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave after Victor Hugo’s Le Roi S’amuse
First Performance: Teatro La Fenice, Venice, March 11, 1851
First Performance at the Israeli Opera: March 29, 1997
First Performance of this production in the current season: May 21, 2014

Conductor                              Daniel Cohen 
Director David Pountney
Revival Director Gadi Schechter
Set Designer Stefanos Lazaridis
Costume Designer Sue Wilmington
Lighting Designer Paul Pyant

Rigoletto Carlos Almaguer  
Gilda Hila Baggio
The Duke of Mantua Jean-Frarcois Borras  June 25 ,27
Ivan Magri May 21, 23, 26, 28, 30
Given Nkosi May 24
Sparafucile Vladimir Braun
Maddalena Na'ama Goldman
Monterone Noah Briger
Borsa Guy Mannheim
Giovanna Shay Bloch  May 21, 23, 24, 30, June 25 ,27
Anat Czarny May 21, 23, 24, 30
Marullo  Oded Reich
Ceprano Yair Polishook May 21, 23, June 25 ,27
Sorin Semilian May 24, 26, 28, 30


Yakov Strizhak
Paggio Daniela Skorka

Contessa Ceprano

Anat Czarny May 26, 28, June 25 ,27
Nitzan Yogev May 26, 28

The Israeli Opera Chorus

Chorus Master: Eithan Schmeisser

The Opera Orchestra - The Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion

Sung in Italian

Surtitles in English and Hebrew
Surtitles: Israel Ouval

Length of performance: approx. two hours and 40 minutes

Day                       Opera Date  Hour back stage tours Talkback
**WED 21.5.14 20:00
***FRI 23.5.14 13:00
SAT 24.5.14 21:00
MON 26.5.14 20:00 18:30 After the show
WED 28.5.14 20:00 After the show
FRI 30.5.14 13:00
WED 25.6.14 20:00 18:30 After the show
****FRI 27.6.14 13:00

**   Première Performance
*** The performance is dedicated to the memory of our beloved Shimshon Zelig - 23.5.13, 13:00
**** The performance is dedicated in loving memory of Dr. Israel (Rolly) Yovel
A pre-performance lecture (in Hebrew) is held one hour before every performance. Free admission for tickets holders.

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