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2018-11-07, Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava


Composer : Giuseppe Verdi

Venue and Date : Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava
07 November 2018 at 19:00

Conductor Martin Leginus


Vojvoda: Ľudovít Ludha
Rigoletto: Simon Keenlyside
Gilda: Ľubica Vargicová    Andrea Vizváry  
Sparafucile: Peter Mikuláš
Maddalena:Denisa Hamarová
Giovanna: Jitka Sapara-Fischerová
Monterone: Sergej Tolstov
Marullo: Ján Ďurčo
Borsa: Ján Babjak
Gróf Ceprano: Juraj Peter
Grófka Ceprano: Miriam Maťašová
Sluha: Martin Smolnický
Páža: Eva Rampáčková
Vojvoda: Ľudovít Ludha


Sound Bites

Pavol Unger, operaslovakia.sk,8.11.2018

(review contains photos)

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Rose November 8, 2018 at 2:35 pm

Last night’s Rigoletto in Bratislava: Another outstanding performance of Simon: his singing could not be better – the characteristic timbre together with all the impressive nuances he is able to produce. His Rigoletto was a deeply moving, disturbing portrayal. Simon’s frenzied satisfaction and mockery over the – so he thinks – duke’s dead body at his feet was overwhelming and I have not yet seen him perform this scene in such a manner. Same role, always a couple of fine differences and subtleties.
We also had the joy of watching his great performance in Munich in October, but – if possible – Bratislava was even more moving.
The staging was simple but convincing and on a higher level than the silly Munich production.
Gilda (A.Vizvari) and the duke (L.Ludha) were trying hard, getting better as the evening progressed and reaching quite a satisfactory level.
Standing ovations!
I will try to show some photos.

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