• Opera
  • 15 apr 201530 may 2015, Regional performances.
  • 2 hours and 20 minutes, including 1 pause.
  • Ensemble Press images

    Team

    Musical direction
    Joakim Kallhed
    Direction
    Rikard Bergqvist
    Set and Costume Design
    Tomas Sjöstedt
    Lighting Design
    Joakim Brink
    Choreography
    Monica Milocco

    Ensemble

    The King
    Tomas Lind
    Rigoletto
    Mats Persson
    Gilda
    Sofie Asplund
    Monterone/Sparafucile
    Peter Loguin
    Ceprano's Wife/ Giovanna/ Page/ Maddalena
    Karolina Blixt
    Marullo/ chorus
    Erik Lundh
    Borsa/ chorus
    Glenn Kjellberg
    Count Ceprano/ chorus
    Karl Peter Eriksson

    Musicians

    Piano
    Joakim Kallhed
    Violin
    Erika Risinger
    Cello
    Kerstin Anderson

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RIGOLETTO

Italian operatic passion in Swedish. Experience one of operatic literature's true masterpieces in extreme close-up. We promise you a skin-tingling experience when we go on tour with our Opera Tent!

During Spring 2015, The Göteborg Opera will take Verdi’s Rigoletto on the road in a tent tour of seven towns in the Västra Götaland region. While the opera tent is raised there will also be other events in the tent, such as concerts with local artists. The tent tour is being made in collaboration with councils and other entrepreneurs at the towns it is to visit, and is an important part of our work to increase interest for opera, and to reach out to a wider audience.

Introduction to this production, with the director Rikard Bergqvist and dramaturgist Göran Gademan (in Swedish)

locations and cONTAcT INFORMATION

1519 april, Skövde

Tickets 031 - 13 13 00 or  www.opera.se

Pleae note, tickets for shows other than Skövde will be handled by agents at each respective location and therefore cannot be booked here on opera.se

23–25 april, Vänersborg

Tickets 0521-135 09 or www.visittv.se

29 april–2 maY, Sotenäs

Info 0523-664612 or www.nortic.se

7–9 maY, Borås

Tickets 033-35 70 90 or www.ticnet.se

13–16 maY, Partille

Tickets 031-792 96 00 (N.B. no places left for 16 May performance)

21–23 maY, Ulricehamn

Tickets 0321-59 59 59 or www.ulricehamn.riksteatern.se

28–30 maY, Tidaholm 

Tickets 0502-60 62 08 or www.tidaholm.se

story

The tragic history of the unhappy court jester who tries to protect his daughter from the evils of the world, and in particular from the notorious lothario The Duke of Mantua, will be retold again in an updated way.

The director Rikard Bergqvist describes it like this: 

Rigoletto is a factotum at a high-class but dodgy gym. His boss, who is a sex-addicted financier and politician, starts a dangerous relationship with Rigoletto's daughter Gilda – and thus the servant is transformed into a revenge-seeker…

The Göteborg Opera’s Rigoletto is Verdi’s opera in a new format: with two musicians, a ”chorus” made up of three and some of our absolute best soloists. In the opera tent you’ll really be in the thick of it. Expect entertainment, twisted social critique, and strong passion, all sung in Swedish but with Italian energy!

One of the house’s soloists Mats Persson will be playing the title role, who after a string of great roles such as Macbeth, Amfortas in Parsifal and Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor, now meets the challenge of this complex, multi-faceted role. The duke will be played by out ”italian” tenor Tomas Lind while the innocent Gilda will be played by the young star Sofie Asplund.

Programme

April 2015

Sat 25/4
18:00
Vänersborg, Vänersparken 
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Wed 29/4
13:00
Kungshamn, By Sotenäs idrottsh... 
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May 2015

Sat 2/5
18:00
Kungshamn, By Sotenäs idrottsh... 
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Thu 7/5
13:00
Borås, Bäckängsgymnasiets grus... 
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Sat 9/5
18:00
Borås, Bäckängsgymnasiets grus... 
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Wed 13/5
13:00
Partille, Grusplanen intill Bo... 
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Sat 16/5
18:00
Partille, Grusplanen intill Bo... 
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Thu 21/5
12:00
Ulricehamn, By Bryggan 
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Sat 23/5
18:00
Ulricehamn, By Bryggan 
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Wed 27/5
13:00
Tidaholm, Near Tidaholms Stads... 
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Sat 30/5
18:00
Tidaholm, Near Tidaholms Stads... 
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