RIGOLETTO, OUTDOOR OPERA
If you loved the film Quartet, Dustin Hoffman’s ‘feel good’ comedy about four retired opera singers, you will not want to miss this live performance of Verdi’s Rigoletto. Opera Brava has assembled a fabulous cast of young, exciting and thrilling singers mixed with some international artists who have performed in major opera houses including Covent Garden and English National Opera.
One of opera’s most vivid and compelling characters Rigoletto, a vengeful court jester, desperately tries to protect his daughter from disaster in this heart-wrenching tragedy.
The role of Rigoletto is the first fully developed character found in Verdi’s operas; his changes of mood and emotion seem naturally wedded to the dramatic situation, and his music has an inevitable quality, seemingly driving the story to its tragic conclusion.
The opening of the final act contains two of the most famous pieces in all opera: the Duke’s La donna e mobile (which needs no introduction), and the famous quartet, Bella figlia dell’amore (the focus of Hoffman’s film), in which each character is expressing a different emotion.
Opera Brava have been working with Greenham Common Trust to put on affordable opera for the whole family since 2009 with great success, please bring a picnic and come and support Opera for All and see and hear a new magnificent production of Verdi’s Rigoletto. Licensed bar also available. For more information please visit www.greenham-common-trust.co.uk or www.operabrava.co.uk
Early Bird tickets £5 (until April 30th)
Advanced Tickets £7.50
£10 on the gate
Corn Exchange Newbury
Box Office 0845 5218218