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Sebastian Catana as Rigoletto in NI Operas October 18 production

Sebastian Catana as Rigoletto in NI Operas October 18 production

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'Rigoletto': some reviews and outreach responses from our October '18 production.

A major production of opera Rigoletto is set to hit Belfast this September.

Nadine Koutcher (Gilda) and Sebastian Catana (Rigoletto) © Patrick Redmond Photography

Sebastian Catana (Rigoletto), Davide Giusti (Duke of Mantua) and chorus ©

Rigoletto Gala Launch

Rigoletto Gala Launch

Superb Production of Rigoletto from Northern Ireland Opera : Seen and Heard International

Rigoletto Gala Launch

Rigoletto Gala Launch

Grand Opera House. Pictured: Walter Sutcliffe (NI Opera). Rigoletto Gala Launch

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Rigoletto Gala Launch

Rigoletto Gala Launch

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Rigoletto Gala Launch

Rigoletto Gala Launch

Northern Ireland Opera, in co-operation with the Ópera Nacional de Chile, presents Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi. Sung in the original Italian, ...

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Rigoletto Gala Launch

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Rigoletto Gala Launch

Rigoletto Gala Launch

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... the Glyndebourne production, but he does delve a little deeper in a way that brings the human element out of the somewhat mannered and stuffy setting.

It's also vital that the stage production goes along with this dynamic and controlled passion to deliver the necessary impacts, and despite a few ...

Act I doesn't differ greatly from any traditional representation of the marriage scenes. It's a 50s' setting, where Goro's Marriage Bureau handles matches ...

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As such, it's easy to get lost in these characters, and the superb cast make the most of them. Stéphanie d'Oustrac plays a particularly embittered Ottavia ...

... Vinke on 28th Oct. Tickets are free, please spread the word: details in the image. #niopera #nioperastudio #stefanvinke #sabinevinke #masterclass # opera ...

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You almost get the impression that Le Prophète is something of a self-defeating opera. One moment it paints a dark and bloody scene of violence, ...

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Saturday, 27 October 2018

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... on this amazing production of Rigoletto. Such fabulous singing from an amazing cast. Congratulations to the whole cast, crew and Ulster Orchestra.

For full coverage of this event see our November edition of Ulster Tatler, on sale Thursday 1st November.

Jakob Lehmann co-directs both operas with Will Crutchfield

... on this amazing production of Rigoletto. Such fabulous singing from an amazing cast. Congratulations to the whole cast, crew and Ulster Orchestra.

I don't know if you can find any conceptual reading within the NorrlandsOperan production, performed here at the 2018 Armel Opera Festival, but the tilted ...

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Domingo Prize winner Davide Giusti, Cardiff Singer of the World Nadine Koutcher, multi award-winning Sebastian Catana & @UlsterOrchestra 30th Sept ...

Of course what is true of the approach taken towards Tales of Hoffmann is true of any opera; it can be seen at its best when music, direction and singing ...

... period looks much older than Vertigo, going back to Notorious or Suspicion), there are other film influences and effects evident in Warner's production, ...

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... us that the Americans are coming, so the opportunity to see Bernstein's first short opera Trouble in Tahiti is one that perhaps shouldn't be missed.

Anita Rachvelishvili and Gregory Kunde are much better equipped to handle the technical and dramatic challenges of Verdi's writing for the voice, ...

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Despite production values and singing of the highest standards that just didn't come across in this Northern Ireland Opera production.

... neglect of the operas of Saverio Mercadante. The performance on the 27th October was broadcast live and is well worth a view on YouTube or ARTE Concert.

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Sunday, 28 October 2018

Whether Jacobs' production and direction brings anything new out of the work, whether it succeeds in tapping into female desire any more than Wilde and ...

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It's given a fine musical reading as well, Olof Boman conducting the Armel orchestra through a full account of the work that includes all the dance pieces.

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... would not only be failing the opera and failing the audience, but in many ways you're failing Cio-Cio-San and many like her in real life over the years.

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The director comes to the work apparently with some preconceptions, but finds that such a work inevitably exerts it own power and meaning, and in a way he ...

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

The quality of the performers in the supporting roles accounts for the success of this endeavour to some extent - Carlo Vistoli's Ottone, Ana Quintans' ...

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A gripping, dark, moving Rigoletto from Northern Ireland Opera | por Bachtrack para críticas de música clásica, ópera, danza y ballet

Sebastian Catana, Davide Giusti & Nadine Koucher alongside exceptional homegrown talent. Moments of outstanding brilliance & togetherness.

But certainly not play it down or with any kind of ironic detachment. Set in the 16th century in Dordrecht and Munster, Le Prophète has something of an edge ...

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