His “bel canto” has a wonderfully easy flow with brilliant, sweet, high notes, and “tenor sobs”. The colour with which he uses it makes people hold their breath”
A theatre is like a temple for me, a sacred place where I can touch and get closer to the greatness, as we the artists, every evening, after another life lived on stage, leave a piece of our soul there… Therefore, of course, historical scenes always carry some other energy for me. And thank God, there are a lot of them around the world, so there are also a lot of favouritetheatres.
Rigoletto is the sharp-tongued buffoon of the Duke of Mantua, himself a notorious womanizer. An epic story of betrayal, revenge and, above all, love follows.
Director Oliver Mears turns Verdi’s masterpiece into a modern-day drama about morality, pitting might against innocence in a decadent world of corruption and depravity. Antonio Pappano conducts a dazzling cast with Carlos Alvarez, Liparit Avetisyan, Lisette Oropesa, Brindley Sherratt and Ramona Zaharia. Orchestra and chorus of the Royal Opera House Covent.
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