Elena Barbalich directs a new production of Rigoletto in Italy


From November 3rd to December 17th, Rigoletto, the well-known melodrama in three acts by Guiseppe Verdi, with libretto by Francisco Maria Piave, will be performed in different cities in the Italian region of Lombardy. For the occasion, a new staging has been created by the stage director Elena Barbalich and produced by the Teatri di Opera Lombardia and the Fondazione Pergolesi Spontini di Jesi. Performances will be at the Teatro Fraschini di Pavia (November 3-5), the Teatro Pergolesi di Jesi (November 17-19), the Teatro Sociale di Como (November 23-25), the Teatro Grande di Brescia (November 30-December 2), the Teatro Ponchielli di Cremona (December 6-10) and the Teatro Donizetti di Bergamo (December 15-17). The conductor of all performances will be Maestro Pietro Rizzo.
Upcoming engagements of Elena Barbalich include Il cappello di paglia di Firenze at the Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli and Le nozze di Figaro at the Teatro Regio di Torino.