Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi at Teatro dell'Opera di Roma.2-18 Dec. A new production of Giuseppe Verdi's opera Rigoletto opens the 2018-2019 season in Rome. Daniele Gatti conducts and the director is Daniele Abbado. American soprano Lisette Oropesa, who alternates in the part of Gilda with Claudia Pavone, sang in Rigoletto at the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma two years ago and at the Arena festival in Verona in August this year.
The Peruvian tenor Ivan Ayon Rivas, who takes the part of the Duke of Mantova, sang at the Teatro dell'Opera in June this year as Rodolfo in La bohème. He shares the role with Ismael Jordi who goes on to the Zurich Opera House to sing the Duke of Manova after Rome.
Roberto Frontali as Rigoletto will sing the same part at New York's Met after his appearance in Rome. Sebastian Catana comes from singing Rigoletto in Belfast and the Berkshire opera festival this summer. He was last seen in Rome when he took the part of Germont in La Traviata in Oct 2017. For full details see Teatro dell'Opera di Roma website.