Friday, December 10, 2010
The production will premiere in Vienna on May 29 at the Theater an der Wien, conducted by Omer Meir Wellber with a cast headed by erstwhile Bondy Scarpia George Gagnidze in the title role, joined by Francesco Demuro as the Duke and Chen Reiss as Gilda. Sets will be by Erich Wonder, costumes by Moidele Bicket, lights by Alexander Koppelmann.
Met Futures suggests that this production is slated for 2012-13 in New York.
(The theme of the music part of the Festwochen this year will be, you’ll never guess, Mahler. Specifically, it’s “Mahler and America,” which includes a visit by Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony. I’ll have something more on this once the whole schedule is public next week.)
Here is the annotated Rigoletto evidence, click to enlarge:
Also, if you live in Austria and are in the market for a new cell phone service, why not consider the one advertised by Luc Bondy?