01 Nov 2019
Particularly known for his interpretation of Italian and French roles, Benjamin Bernheim’s debut as Il Duca di Mantova in Rigoletto at the Bayerische Staatsoper is highly anticipated. As the lecherous and debouched Duke, Bernheim plays against Ludovic Tezier as Rigoletto and Erin Morley as Gilda. The first in Verdi’s popular operatic trilogy, Rigoletto has been likened to Shakespearean tragedy. The story of Rigoletto revolves around the libertine Duke and his hunchbacked court jester, Rigoletto, whose daughter Gilda falls under a tragic curse, which, in true operatic form, has an equally tragic outcome. As director Arpad Schilling says, Verdi is “…able to tell a story in such a way that it shivers.” As will our spines certainly shiver as we listen to Bernheim’s interpretation of debauchery and licentiousness. November 7, 10, 13
Tickets and additional information here.
Listen to Benjamin sing Duca’s aria, included on his soon to be released debut album, here.