Erin Morley & Christopher Maltman Lead Berlin State Opera’s Revival of ‘Rigoletto’

(Credit: Brinkhoff/Mögenburg) The Berlin State Opera is set to revive Bartlett Sher’s production of Verdi’s “Rigoletto.” The production, which premiered in 2019, will star Christopher Maltman who reprises the title role, Erin Morley as Gilda, and Saimir Pirgu as the Duke of Mantua. Grigory Shkarupa and Marina Prudenskaya round out the cast as Sparafucile and Maddalena. Ivan Repušić conducts. When {…}

Franco Zeffirelli’s Final ‘Rigoletto’ to Be Broadcast on Rai5

On Jan. 28, Rai 5 will present Verdi’s “Rigoletto” from the Royal Opera HouseMuscat. The broadcast will showcase Franco Zeffirelli’s final production, which premiered on Jan. 20 and starred Ambrogio Maestri in the title role. The cast also included Dmitry Korchak, Giuliana Gianfaldoni, Yulia Mazurova, and​ Riccardo Zanellato.  Jan-Latham-Koenig conducted the Arena di Verona Orchestra. Of the new production, OperaWire {…}

Metropolitan Opera 2021-22 Live in HD Preview: ‘Rigoletto’ Heads to Cinemas

The Met Opera’s Live in HD series for the 2021-22 season continues on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022 with a transmission of “Rigoletto.” The broadcast, which kicks off at 12:55 p.m. Eastern time, is conducted by Daniele Rustioni and stars Rosa Feola, Quinn Kelsey, Piotr Beczala, Andrea Mastroni, and Varduhi Abrahamyan. Of the new production, OperaWire’s review noted that Feola and Beczala were {…}