G. Verdi, Rigoletto
Opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi, libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
Based on Victor Hugo’s The King is amusing himself
Adaptation, transcription for a musical ensemble andi direction by Gianmaria Aliverta

A tragedy that envelops you – this is the version of Giuseppe Verdi’s opera that will be staged for Stresa Festival. This is how the playwright and director Gianmaria Aliverta imagines and wants it, and for more than 12 years now this new way of staging opera has travelled the world, with VoceAllOpera. The spectator is at the center of the action, close to the singers. This completely changes the audience’s perspective, and shifts them gently into the midst of the story. For the first time they can appreciate all the nuances of the main personages’ actions, as the barrier between spectator and stage is eliminated. The actors move among the public while they sing so the opera really comes to life, and the spectators are almost close enough to touch the agonising Gilda. There are no stage changes, no painted backdrops to light up! The audience too will move around, to take comfortable seats in various corners, to watch the scenes acted out in the different areas. You will only ever see a Rigoletto like this here!

Collect a souvenir: meet the artists!


Giuseppe Infantino*, Il Duca di Mantova

Gustavo Castillo, Rigoletto, suo buffone di Corte

Sabrina Sanza, Gilda, figlia di Rigoletto

Camilla Antonini, Maddalena, sorella di Sparafucile / Giovanna 

Federico De Antoni, Sparafucile, sicario / Il Conte di Monterone

Giordano Buset, Francesco Esposito, comparse

Katerina Haidukova, fisarmonica

Greta Ferrario, clarinetto

Paolo Tedesco, violoncello

Marco Alibrando, maestro concertatore

Sara Marcucci, costumi

Francesca Donati, assistente alle scene

Regia e scene di Gianmaria Aliverta


Saturday 22 July 2023
Sunday 23 July2023

8:00 pm

Orta San Giulio
Garden of Villa Bossi – first part
Isola di San Giulio – second part ►Transfer by boat


€ 35

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Associazione Settimane Musicali di Stresa
Festival Internazionale
Via Carducci, 38
28838 Stresa (VB)
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fax +39 0323 33006
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Email: info@stresafestival.eu
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