Verdi’s ‘Rigoletto’ at Staatoper Hamburg

On March 17, 22, & 25, Matthew Polenzani stars as Il Duca di Mantua in Verdi’s ever-popular Rigoletto. A signature role for Mr. Polenzani, Chicago Sun Times previously raved about his portrayal at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, saying, “Polenzani’s lustrous tenor shines throughout, most notably in his unapologetic, philosophy-defining aria,  “La donna e mobile.”

Stefano Ranzani conducts a thrilling cast, including George Gagnidze as Rigoletto, Pretty Yende as Gilda, Blake Denson as Il Conte Monterone, Hubert Kowalczyk as Il Conte di Ceprano, Sujin Choi as La Contessa di Ceprano, Chao Deng as Marullo, Seungwoo Simon Yang as Borsa, Tigran Martirossian as Sparafucile, and Marta Świderska as Maddalena, among others.

Check out this interview of Matthew Polenzani talking about the famous music of the Duke of Mantua:

Image by Fay Fox