One of the most universal operas by the Italian genius and the composer’s favourite work, which gained him international recognition and which has been always present in theatres since it was premiered in 1851. This dramatic journey of undeniable power in three acts, brimming over with passion, deceit, parent-child love and revenge, is based on the play ‘Le Roi s’amuse’ by Victor Hugo. The story is about a jester who struggles to find a balance between the conflicting elements of beauty and perversity in his life. It is a universal work, tremendously popular, which remains a favourite of all audiences.

The role of the unfortunate jester who lives in fear of something bad happening to his daughter is played by Amartuvshin Enkhbat, a baritone who makes his debut in the Bilbao season. Sabina Puértolas plays the stubborn Gilda, torn between her love for the Duca and her love for her father. A genuine soprano with moments and scenes of great dramatic intensity. The leading trio is completed with the tenor from Jerez Ismael Jordi, who plays the promiscuous Duca di Mantua and sings one of the best-known melodies in the opera world: ‘La donna è mobile’.

The prestigious maestro Daniel Oren, who already demonstrated his skill in previous seasons, is in charge of conducting the Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa in a score full of beautiful melodies.

The stage direction is by the multifaceted Miguel del Arco, a theatre and film director, actor and playwright, who has received several Max awards and is known for his audacity when portraying the characters and the atmospheres of the various scenes in a modern style. Miguel del Arco proposes an effective staging of contemporary aesthetics to explain the plot, in which wolves and escorts represent the expressions of human nature, sex, violence, love or hate. The most intense moments are highlighted with expressionist projections.

Póxima Representación:
26/02/2024 00:00
Euskalduna Bilbao
How to arrive?
3h 10min


RIGOLETTO 16 February'24 18:30 Universidad de Deusto

Speaker: Rubén Amón.
Biography: Journalist and writer. He works for El Confidencial digital newspaper and usually takes part in different broadcasting and audiovisual media, such as Onda Cero, Antena3 and La Sexta. He has published several books on different topics, such as research on the secrets of El Prado - Los secretos del Prado (Temas de Hoy 1997); the biography Plácido Domingo: Un Coloso en el Teatro del Mundo (Planeta 2012); El Triunvirato: Carreras, Domingo y Pavarotti, Cuando la Ópera Llena Estadios (Temas de Hoy 1996) and Sangre, Poesía y Pasión: Dos siglos de Música, Ruido y Silencio en el Teatro Real (Alianza Editorial 2018).