Live Broadcast From Aix-En-Provence Festival: Giuseppe Verdi – Rigoletto [12 July]
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Fri 12 July, Institut français
Live Broadcast from the Aix-en-Provence Festival
The Institut français in London is happy to renew its partnership with the celebrated Aix-en-Provence Festival for a live broadcast – on the big screen of Ciné Lumière – of Verdi's masterpiece, Rigoletto. Adapting Victor Hugo’s colourful melodrama, the Italian composer has livened it up with unbridled parties, passionate love declarations and elated duets. Globe-trotting opera director Robert Carsen returns this summer to the Festival to stage this opera, full of biting humour, in collaboration with conductor Gianandrea Noseda, one of the torchbearers of the great tradition of Italian maestri devoted to Verdi’s passionate music.