Opera by G. Verdi.
PromFest’s first opera production in 2003 with Anna Samuil, winner of the 2nd Klaudia Taev Competition (2001) as Gilda.
“Foolishness is darkness” was the motto of Pärnu’s production. Stage Director Linnar Priimagi said: “Giuseppe Verdi’s well-known opera “Rigoletto” is a story of dark foolishness. Vows blindly revenge on the duke, his daughter is killed blindly… And all this is accompanied by the music of one of Verdi’s most beautiful operas”.
Rigoletto was performed three times on the stage of Pärnu Endla Theater – on May 22, 24, and 25, in 2003.
Premiere on 22nd of May 2003 Endla Theatre, Pärnu, Estonia
PromFest’s co-production with The Pärnu Endla Theatre
Musical Director and Conductor – Erki Pehk
Stage Director – Linnar Priimägi
Set and Costume designer – Kiwa
Lighting designer – Margus Vaigur
Choreographer – Meelis Sarv
Chorus Master – Heli Jügenson
Pianist – Zoja Hertz
Gilda – Anna Samuil (Russia)
Rigoletto – Jassi Zahharov (Estonia)
Duke – Nourlan Bek (Kazakhstan)
Sparafucile – Priit Volmer (Estonia)
Maddalena – Helen Lokuta (Estonia)
Giovanna – Juuli Lill (Estonia)
Monterone – Märt Jakobson (Estonia)
Borsa – Roland Liiv (Estonia)
Marullo – Olari Viikholm (Estonia)
Count Ceprano – Igor Tsenkman (Estonia)
Countess Ceprano – Urve Tauts (Estonia)
The Pärnu City Orchestra