RIGOLETTO

GIUSEPPE VERDI

In Rigoletto the epidemic that erodes the palaces also eats away at hearts and bodies. But the Machiavellian jester conceals a fatal flaw in the depths of his soul: a father's love.

With a fantastic balance between the grand and the intimate, from plush palace to rundown inn, Rigoletto is an opera that has it all.

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DON GIOVANNI

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

As legend goes, Don Juan had 1003 lovers in Spain. Don Juan is referred to as "Don Giovanni" in this opera. There are three women who have quite different backgrounds, a daughter of aristocracy, Donna Anna, a DG's former lover, Donna Elvira, and a village beauty, Zerlina. It is remarkable to see the interaction between Don Giovanni and the three women.

There are some serious scenes in this opera, for example, to fight a duel between Don Giovanni and the Commendatore. The most dramatic scene is that Don Giovanni goes to hell. Mozart composed some very great dramatic music for this scene. It is one of the greatest scenes in all of Mozart's operas.

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FAUST

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

The old philosopher Faust, in his study, is tired of life, but hearing the cheerful sounds of life outside, now calls on the Devil to help him. Mephistopheles appears and grants him wealth and power and, at his request, youth, in return for his soul.

Gounod's Faust remains the most famous operatic treatment of Goethe’s play. Orchestral excerpts from the work include the ballet scene from the fifth act, the Nubian dances, Cleopatra variations, Trojans’ dance, Mirror variations and dance of Phryne.

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Programming : Dimitris Karagiannakis