Rigoletto, the opera on the stage of the Forte Arena When you think of opera music you must think big. Orchestra, performers and stage scenery. And, to prove its extraordinary scenic quality and technical versatility, this summer the Forte Arena presents Rigoletto, a masterpiece by Giuseppe Verdi, composed in 1851 and set in Renaissance Mantua. A demanding and prestigious choice, born from the success of Andrea Bocelli last summer, beautifully accompanied by the Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari.
This year, on the nights of 10, 17 and 24 June, Forte Arena will offer the public a masterly interpretation of Rigoletto by Leo Nucci, one of the most famous baritones in the world, since his debut at La Scala in 1977. In his now legendary career, Leo Nucci has sung on the stages of the most famous theaters in the world, from La Scala in Milan to the Metropolitan in New York and the Bolshoi in Moscow.
A powerful and unique voice, Nucci has recorded a very wide range of discography, directed among others by Herbert von Karajan, Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Muti, Zubin Mehta and Carlo Maria Giulini. One of his favorite roles is Rigoletto, starring in more than 500 performances. Definitely a show which Forte Arena will add even more emotion to the career of this wonderful voice.
Rigoletto: Leo Nucci (10) / Giovanni Meoni (17, 24)
Duca di Mantova: Antonio Gandia
Gilda: Barbara Bargnesi
Sparafucile: Cristian Saitta
Maddalena: Martina Serra
Orchestra Director: Donato Renzetti
Director: Joseph Franconi Lee