On July 11, René Barbera stars as the Duke of Mantua in a concert version of Verdi’s Rigoletto at VeszprémFest in Hungary. A signature role for Mr. Barbera, his portrayal as the Duke at the Opéra de Montréal earlier this season received critical praised from Broadway World:
“The Duke of Mantua, played by René Barbera, enchants with his light and playful renditions of Questa o quella and La donna è mobile playing a perfect counter to the more serious Rigoletto.”
One of the most popular pieces of opera literature, Mr. Barbera shares the stage with Paolo Gavanelli in the title role, Zuzana Marková as Gilda, and László Szvétek as Sparafucile. Ádám Medveczky conducts the Hungarian State Opera House’s Chorus and Orchestra.