Exuberant and minimalistic – an exhilarating “Rigoletto” with tenor Benjamin Bernheim

Verdi’s colourful masterpiece Rigoletto is lately being staged on the Liceu in Barcelona. Musica stuck up with French tenor Benjamin Bernheim.

Exuberant and minimalistic, Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto is a gloomy drama filled with well-known melodies like Los angeles Donna è Cell. On this newest incarnation of the Italian composer’s excursion de drive, French tenor Benjamin Bernheim is debuting on the Gran Teatre del Liceu.

“It is a masterpiece. And among the entire operas of Verdi that I do know, I actually really feel that that is essentially the most entire but additionally untouchable, as a result of the entirety is sensible. The entirety has an significance, each and every notice, each and every bar,” Bernheim explains.

He provides: “We’ve 3, could also be no longer specific colors, however palettes of various colors…how heat it’s for Rigoletto, how chic and smug it’s for the duke and the candy and wonderful like a blooming flower Gilda.”

“a mental mystery…about demise, love and self-sacrifice”

Rigoletto centres on a formidable duke, a court docket jester and his cherished and overprotected daughter. When Gilda falls in love with the Duca di Mantua, tragedy takes its route.

“Rigoletto is actually a mental mystery that can at all times stay related, as a result of it’s about demise, about love and self-sacrifice and in regards to the thirst for energy,” Russian Soprano Olga Peretyatko says.

Magic moments with a formidable forged

Bernheim loves his arias, however the function of Rigoletto is a fancy one: a infamous womaniser who falls in love and suffers deeply when his object of want is abducted.

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“There’s something very candy on this man who in fact is a liar, a manipulator. There’s something that’s not in his keep an eye on. One thing was once taken from him and he is actually afraid, and no longer just for him, he is afraid for her,” says Bernheim.

Summing up, Peretyatko tells us in regards to the camaraderie some of the forged: “We’re any such sturdy group, [we’re] individuals who don’t wish to draw in the entire consideration, as though we have been on my own and the others have been simply fans, however we’re one group and that is nice.”