Σάββατο, 30 Νοεμβρίου 2013

"RIGOLETTO" OPENS AT ATHENS CONCERT HALL



One of Verdi’s most popular operas, Rigoletto returns to the GNO from 6-15 of December at Athens Concert Hall- Alexandra Trianti Hall, in the successful production of director Nikos S. Petropoulos, who has also designed the sets and costumes. 

Nikos Petropoulos transports the action from 16th century Mantua to Mussolini’s Italy just before the outbreak of the Second World War. The decadent environment of the wanton Duke of Mantua is a perfect match for this age of conspiracy and arrogance. Verdi’s intensely dramatic music ties into the atmosphere of a time when everyone and everything exists in the shadows.

The main roles are performed by: Carlos Almaguer, Nelson Martinez, Mario Zaffiri, Yiannis Christopoulos, Vassiliki Karayianni, Maria Mitsopoulou and Christina Poulitsi 
With the participation of the GNO Orchestra and Choir



Rigoletto
Conductor: Lucas Karytinos
Director - Set - Costumes: Nikos S. Petropoulos
PREMIERE 6 DECEMBER 2013
6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15 December 2013
Athens Concert Hall – Alexandra Trianti Hall
Performances begin at 20.00

Movement - choreography: Petros Gallias
Lighting: Giuseppe di IorioChorus master: Agathangelos Georgakatos

Duke of Mantua: Mario Zeffiri (6, 8, 11, 14/12)
Yannis Christopoulos (7, 10, 13, 15/12)
Rigoletto:Carlos Almaguer (6, 8, 11, 14/12)
Nelson Martinez (7, 10, 13, 15/12)
Gilda:Vassiliki Karagianni (6, 11, 14/12)
Maria Mitsopoulou (7, 10, 13/12)
Christina Poulitsi (8, 15/12)
Sparafucile:Dimitri Kavrakos (6, 8, 11, 14/12) 
Petros Magoulas (7, 10, 13, 15/12) 
Maddalena:Eleni Voudouraki (6, 8, 11, 14/12)
Marissia Papalexiou (7, 10, 13, 15/12)
Giovanna:Maria Vlachopoulou (6, 8, 11, 14/12)
Alexandra Mattheodaki (7, 10, 13, 15/12)
Count Monterone: Dimitris Kassioumis (6, 8, 11, 14/12)
Petros Salatas (7, 10, 13, 15/12)
Marullo:Akis Laloussis (6, 8, 11, 14/12)
Dionyssis Tsantinis (7, 10, 13, 15/12)
Matteo Borsa:Christos Kechris (6, 8, 11, 14/12)
Charalambos Alexadropoulos (7, 10, 13, 15/12)
Count Ceprano:George Matheakakis (6, 8, 11, 14/12)

Costas Mavrogenis  (7, 10, 13, 15/12)
Countess Ceprano:Vaia Kofou (6, 8, 11, 14/12)

Elisaveta Klonovskaya (7, 10, 13, 15/12)
A court usher:Christos Amvrazis (6, 8, 11, 14/12)

Theodore Moraitis (7, 10, 13, 15/12)
A page:Irini Athanassiou (6, 8, 11, 14/12)

Thei Stavrou (7, 10, 13, 15/12)