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from the Grand Théâtre, Geneva
Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Piave's text is sung in the original Italian starring
This major event in BBC2's Festival of Music is the first time Rigoletto has been televised since 1968, and the first BBC tv visit to Geneva's opera house, which has been steadily enhancing its reputation.
Verdi set his opera in the court of the Duke of Mantua in the 16th century. This much-acclaimed production from Switzerland, by Jean-Marie Simon, brings the action forward by three centuries and places it in the time of Verdi's own youth - the 1830s.
Nello Santi conducts the Suisse Romande Orchestra and the CHORUS OF THE GRAND THEATRE, GENEVA directed by PAUL-ANDRÉ GAILLARD
Designed and produced by JEAN-MARIE SIMON
Television producer ERIC BAUER
Television director PIERRE MATTEUZZI English sub-titles GILLIAN WIDDICOMBE
Television presentation SWISS TV SERVICE


Music By: Giuseppe Verdi
Unknown: Jean-Marie Simon
Introduced By: Humphrey Burton
Introduced By: Costumes Claude
Director: Pierre Matteuzzi
Rigoletto: Piero Cappuccilli
the Duke of Mantua: Peter Dvorsky
Gilda: Valerie Masterson
Sparafucile: Giovanni Foiani
Maddalena: Gillian Knight
Giovanna: Michele Moser
Count Monterone: Bohus Hanak
Marullo: Aiain Fondary
Borsa: John Dickie
Count Ceprano: Dirk Sagemüller
Countess Ceprano: Michaela Etcheverry

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