Download the leaflet
Famous professional interpreters of opera from the best theaters will revive this opera at St. Mark's Opera Florence, accompanied by the prestigious pianist Eugenio Milazzo.
Rigoletto is a three-act work by Giuseppe Verdi based on a libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, which in turn was based on the drama by Victor Hugo ‘Le Roi s'amuse’ (‘The king has fun’). Centered on the dramatic and real story of a court jester, Rigoletto was initially the subject of Austrian censorship. The same fate occurred in 1832 to the original drama ‘Le Roi s'amuse’, blocked by censorship and re-proposed only 50 years after the first.
In Hugo's drama, which neither the public nor the critics liked, the debauchery of the French court was described in no uncertain terms with Francis I, king of France at the centre. A compromise was reached to have the work take place in the court of Mantua instead, transforming the King of France into the Duke of Mantua.
Professional opera singers chosen from the very best opera houses will perform the masterpiece.