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Our great Bass Erik Rosenius as Ceprano in Rigoletto at Gothenburg Opera.

Paternal love, desire, deadly revenge and immortal music. Verdi’s intense drama Rigoletto is a masterpiece from beginning to end. “World class” (DN) “Go and see this masterpiece!” (Borås Tidning) “Excellent performances” (GP) “Minimal but sophisticated set design” (Borås Tidning)

As a hated lackey of the ruling elite, Rigoletto moves between heaven and hell, between society’s eccentric, glamorous heights and its sordid underworld. Rigoletto’s aim in life is to protect his daughter Gilda from the evils of the world. But Gilda doesn’t want protecting. Eager to live to the full, she falls hopelessly in love with the philandering Duke of Mantua. A joy for life is mixed with despair, omnipotence with powerlessness. Rigoletto soon has no option but to make a fateful decision.

German director David Bösch takes a heartfelt look at people and their dramas. His minimalist, ingeniously lit production highlights the human drama in a ruthless world where joy and hope always remain a faint glimmer just out of reach.


Written By
Göran Eliasson
11 Maj 2022