Nadine for two Petrovs


‘Singing Hunchback... why not?.. In my opinion,it is a great idea to show this character with its external ugliness, ridiculousness, and at the same time full of love and suffering. I chose the plot because of all these peculiar features. And if I abandon it, I will not be able to continue composing music ...’ Verdi wrote, working on one of his most beautiful works. On 16 February, Rigoletto (opera that is always in the top 10 most popular performances in the world) will be performed on the Belarusian stage. By the way, 170 years have passed since the first production in Venice.


Neeme Kuningas (Estonia) directed this drama about the ugliness of the human soul at the Bolshoi Theatre seven years ago. On 16 February, the title role in Rigoletto will be performed by the People's Artist of Belarus Vladimir Petrov. This evening, the winner at the Plácido Domingo’s World Opera Competition Operalia Pavel Petrov will appear in the role of the Duke again. The grand prize winner at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Nadine Koutcher will sing the role of Gilda on the Belarusian stage for the first time. The Honoured Artist of our Republic Oksana Volkova will perform the role of Maddalena. Aleh Lessoun will conduct.